Physios raise Parkinson’s awareness

Independent consultant physiotherapist Bhanu Ramaswamy, pictured far left, took part in the Sheffield leg of the Yorkshire and Humber ‘Noodle relay’ on 17 April to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

Noodle, a brain cell toy, was carried to the 23 Yorkshire and Humber Parkinson’s centres throughout the week.

The charity Parkinson’s UK was behind the awareness campaign, and physiotherapy staff around the country got involved in more than 200 events.

These included research lectures, information days and fundraising efforts.

Fiona Lindop, a specialist physiotherapist at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and physiotherapy lead for Parkinson’s UK was also involved.

As well as spending a morning promoting the Parkinson’s service offered by therapists at Royal Derby Hospital, she was on hand to offer information and advice at the Parkinson’s open day held at the hospital’s specialist assessment and rehabilitation centre.

Parkinson’s UK has launched the most extensive in-depth research study tracking people with the condition.

For more information go to: www.parkinsons.org.uk



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