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Posted May 14, 2018 | Category: Parkinsons, Uncategorized

In the field of Parkinson’s therapy, there’s a bit of a mini revolution coming on the past few years around dancing. Finally, therapy get sexy!

Professor Meg Morris is a world renowned Australian physiotherapist and researcher who is looking into the effectiveness and development of tango classes in treating posture and movement disorder in Parkinson’s. They run classes in Melbourne already.

Posted May 04, 2018 | Category: Parkinsons

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition, meaning it progressively worsens over time. It is characterised by slowed and stiff movement, shaking, and even freezing of gait. This occurs because of a lack of dopamine in the basal ganglia, the part of the brain responsible for automatic and fluid movement.

Posted May 07, 2018 | Category: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Spinal Cord Injury

In an age where we can divert most of our attention to our phones, and still be able to walk at the same time, I start to wonder whether our arm swing is still relevant. Is it becoming a less than necessary motor skill in society and hence the need the rehabilitate it?

The answer is no.

Try this – walk at your normal pace and hold your phone up and look at it as if you are reading. Then pick up your walking pace and start breaking into a run. The faster you go, the more you have to let your phone down and swing your arms with your legs.

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