So, I managed to get myself in the local paper, The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, for their coverage of what's happening locally on World Parkinson's Day 2018, with one of my lovely clients.
Have a read for yourself. It's a short but sweet piece on NeuYou Rehab's Parkinson's Exercise & Wellness programme that we offer each week, and some of our clients thoughts on what people living with Parkinson's need and want to help them to live as well as possible.
St George occupational therapist, Tamsin Philipps, provides physical support for people living with neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s.
She has developed an exercise and wellness program at her business, Neu You Rehab at Oatley and Penshurst.
Activities include pilates to gain strength, stability and posture, cardiovascular exercise and Nordic walking –using poles for balance training.
Stretching for strength: Occupational therapist Tamsin Phillips takes Oatley's David Laurence through his exercises.
“Exercise is really beneficial for people with Parkinson’s,” she said.
“It enables them to live well and independently.
“[My clients say] that World Parkinson’s Day is a great way to create more attention. They tell me that while it is often a hidden condition, they want people to know they are still human, and that this is a very common neurological condition.
“They say they need more funding, more clinical trials, and more services like this one in our area.”