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Parkinson's Rehabilitation

Parkinson’s is a long-term neurological condition most often affecting those aged 50 years and above; however, it can also affect those as young as 30 or 40 and this is known as Young-onset Parkinson’s. Therapy can include a multidisciplinary approach involving physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and clinical neuropsychologists with 1:1 therapy (including Lee Silverman Voice Therapy), group sessions and exercise classes all available. 

Neurological Rehabilitation for Parkinson's

Evidence shows the most effective way to rehab is with high intensity; the brain requires adequate repetition to get the most benefit from neurological therapy. Our intensive programmes for patients with Parkinson’s aim to inspire healthy lifestyle behaviours to help maintain physical and psychological well-being as well as to build knowledge about how to take control of Parkinson’s with a therapeutic approach. 

As each individual responds differently to Parkinson’s, Hobbs Rehabilitation neuro physiotherapists aim to individualise your treatment.

Some of Hobbs physiotherapy treatments can help you to:

  • Reduce rigidity and improve posture through stretching and postural re-education
  • Increase speed and amplitude of movements through muscle strengthening and mobilisation exercises
  • Teach ‘cueing strategies’ which will help a great deal with the quality of movement
  • Increase mobility through assessment of different mobility aids
  • Reduce muscle stiffness, spasms and pain through stretching programmes
  • Reduce postural instability and balance problems through core stability exercises and balance training
  • Reduce the risk of falls through balance work, gait re-education and strengthening
  • Increase functional independence and quality of life
  • Advice on fatigue management
  • Combine stretching, aerobic exercise, strengthening, tai chi and relaxation techniques through weekly PD Warrior exercise classes

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Hobbs Rehabilitation specialist occupational therapists aim to improve areas of personal care, work or leisure that are becoming difficult.

Our occupational therapists can achieve this through:

  •  Functional activities independently or in groups
  •  Cognitive measures to assist with memory difficulties
  •  Assessment of function in your own environment and establish any needs for equipment, adaptations, or further rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy including splinting and exercise programmes
  • Assessment and treatment of cognitive deficits
  • Strategies to improve problem-solving abilities and memory
  • Handwriting techniques and adaptive equipment


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About 70-80% of people with Parkinson’s experience difficulty with excess saliva and swallowing.  Many people with Parkinson’s find difficulty with the volume, tone and pitch of their voice and often speech becomes much quieter as a result.  

Hobbs Rehabilitation specialist speech and language therapist can help you through:

  • Training for family and carers on how to communicate with someone with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment: our speech and language therapists are some of the few trained clinicians in the UK, able to provide this effective treatment to improve speech in people with Parkinson’s
  • Advice on communication aids
  • Treatment at the centre or in your own home​

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Hobbs Rehabilitation clinical neuropsychologists can help to provide:

  • Detailed assessment of a patient’s functioning in particular their cognition, behaviour and emotional state
  • Advice, consultation, teaching and supervision to other professionals as well as family and carers
  • Management and advice for anxiety and changes in mood

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Specific Exercise for Parkinson's

Fight the symptoms with PD Warrior.

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What to Expect

During the early stages of Parkinson’s Hobbs Rehabilitation recommends an initial assessment followed by at least one or more follow-up appointments. A future review at either six, nine or twelve months is recommended to check in and adjust treatment as required. At the later stages of Parkinson’s, our recommendation would be an intensive rehabilitation package.

During the assessment, your therapist will discuss your clinical history and recommend the best treatment course. They will discuss which therapy is best suited to your condition as well as consider your needs and personal goals and refer you to our wider multidisciplinary team when required.

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