Responding to a study about the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease, Carley King, professional adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said:
“We want to reassure people with Parkinson’s who are currently working with their physiotherapist that it continues to be in the best interests for them managing their condition and supporting their quality of life.
“That is why physiotherapy is a key component of national and European guidelines for Parkinson’s and why Parkinson’s UK has come out so strongly in support of access to therapy following this publication.
“The study highlights how low-intensity physiotherapy – on average, just four sessions - may have a limited impact in isolation.
“This emphasises, therefore, the importance of ensuring people with Parkinson’s disease have access to physiotherapy when required, and at an intensity that is shown to have an effect, in order to sustain the benefits over the longer term.”