Recent articles in the press suggesting that physiotherapy and occupational therapy do little to help people with Parkinson's and wastes millions of pounds is indicative of the lack of understanding about Parkinson's generally. CPT however remains firm in our belief that physical exercise and therapy certainly does have a positive impact on the lives of those living with the condition. 

Parkinson’s is different in everyone and to generalise in such a way about the condition which has such wide ranging symptoms and characteristics is not constructive. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and we have found that many of our supporters have benefited from movement programmes and physical exercise and through organising their lives in a more structured way. Incorporating repeated exercise movements into an holistic therapy programme is a key therapeutic option. Sometimes it takes a bit of help or motivation from someone else to start on this road to rehabilitation, but the act of engaging with one's own Parkinson's has been shown to be therapeutic in itself. When we start to concentrate on the things we can do rather than those we can’t our quality of life improves.

For further reading about physiotherapy in Parkinson’s please see the following article from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 

You might also like to read the following article from 'Parkinson's Life'.