Parkinson’s Disease

VIM offers a range of advanced therapies that treat the symptoms of people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
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What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is an incurable and progressive neurological condition caused by degeneration of the central nervous system due to a loss of nerve cells in the brain. In the UK alone, there are more than 120,000 with Parkinson’s, a disease that is more common in those aged 50 and over.

The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease include:

  • Involuntary shaking (tremors) in various parts of the body including hands, arms, legs, jaw or head
  • Slow movements
  • Stiff and inflexible muscles
  • Impaired balance (which can increase the risk of falls.

Other symptoms include:

  • Depression, anxiety and mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of smell
  • Memory problems

The Challenges Faced

These symptoms can gradually worsen over time until they become life-altering and pose several challenges. An individual with Parkinson’s Disease may struggle with basic day-to-day tasks including bathing, dressing, cooking, eating, sleeping, walking and driving.

This can lead to a loss of independence, or impact relationships with friends and family and may cause an individual’s mental health to suffer.

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How Can VIM Help?

Although there isn’t currently a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are treatments to reduce the symptoms and maintain a good quality of life. Common treatments include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and medical management.

VIM Health offers a range of treatments and therapies that can be used to treat and improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

We specialise in the use of top-of-the-range rehabilitation technology, including robotics and VR technology. This is combined with traditional hands-on therapy to treat Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological issues.

With the use of rehabilitation technology and traditional therapies, we can offer services such as:

  • Upper limb rehabilitation
  • Finger and hand rehabilitation
  • Gait Analysis and Robotic Gait Training with LYRA
  • Balance and falls therapy
  • Home based rehabilitation

Our multi-disciplinary team of therapists, which includes Neurological Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants, will work closely with you to provide treatments and therapies tailored to your needs.

No matter where you are in your Parkinson’s journey, we can personalise our innovative treatment services to improve your health and quality of life.

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