Parkinson’s Disease:  How Alexander Technique can help.

Every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s will want to know what help and support is available and what they can do to help themselves with their symptoms.  

The common symptoms are:

  • Lack of, or slowness of movement;
  • Rigidity/stiffness;
  • Balance and stability issues;
  • Tremor when at rest;
  • Stooped posture;
  • Cognitive issues, such as difficulty changing from one activity to another;
  • Low mood (anxiety, depression).

Learning the Alexander Technique can help address all these issues.  It’s a gentle hands-on method of postural re-education.  It’s safe and is recommended by  the Parkinson’s Society:

https://www.parkinsons.org.uk

I have worked with a number of Parkinson’s sufferers.  They all benefited greatly from the lessons.  We looked at day to day movements, walking, bending, getting in and out of a chair.  The great thing for anyone who learns the Alexander Technique, is it puts you back in the driving seat, in that you learn how to do things for yourself and you can put it into practice from the word go.

It’s not a cure and it’s vital that scientific research works hard to find out what causes Parkinson’s and how to cure it.

The people who help care for Parkinson’s sufferers, also benefit greatly from the improvement in the ability of the person to look after themselves.  They may want to learn it for themselves together with the person with Parkinson’s.  In that way, they can support each other.

If you’d like to find out more, please book a  FREE 15-minute online consultation with me: