Wednesday 7 June 2023
The exercise video for people with Parkinson’s is available free online and it is hoped it will have a positive impact on the symptoms that can cause involuntary shaking of parts of the body, slow movement and stiff or inflexible muscles.
Fitness coach Joe Wicks has teamed up with the NHS to create a dedicated workout video for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Regular exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on the symptoms that can cause involuntary shaking of parts of the body, slow movement and stiff or inflexible muscles.
Wicks has worked with experts at St Thomas’ Hospital in London to help people with the condition exercise at home.
“I’m so passionate about making exercise accessible for all people, no matter their ability,” Wicks said.
“It was great to come down to St Thomas’ Hospital to hear more about how exercise can help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms and to create this workout video tailored specifically for them.”
Milly Khan, a highly specialist neuro-physiotherapist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NSH Foundation Trust, said: “Physical activity is a really important component of treatment for Parkinson’s and the condition shouldn’t be a barrier to being physically active.