Hold back parkinsons exercise

Parkinsons Disease has been shown to occur as commonly in Singapore as in the West and affects 3 out of every 1000 over 50 years of age (Singhealth – contributed by Dept of Neurology). It commonly occurs between the ages of 40 and 70. So far there is not a cure for Parkinsons Disease. Certain medical and surgical treatments can help improve the symptoms but exercise is the only factor that research has shown to slow down the progression of Parkinsons if done properly.

What is Parkinsons Disease caused by?

It is classified as a neurodegenerative disease and happens due to death of the neurons that release dopamine in a part of the brain called substantia nigra. These substantia nigra release dopamine in the area of the brain called the basal ganglia which is the area reponsible for controlling movement. If less dopamine is produced then movement produced bu the body is affected. Dopamine medications can help with replacing the loss of dopamine production but they will not slow down or restore the neurons that produce the dopamine.

What Are The Symptoms Of Parkinsons Disease?

Symptoms are different for each individual that has Parkinsons Disease. They can affect one part of the body or multiple parts of the body. Some people experience tremors, some a slowness in movement, some show symptoms of being rigid or stiff, some involuntary and jerky movements. There are other symptoms not related to movement that can affect emotions such as depression or anxiety or becoming less interested or isolated.

How Can Physiotherapy And Exercise Help?

Physiotherapists who have experience of working with Parkinsons Disease can provide a full assessment of you including the impact of Parkinsons on your life and your movement. By using the latest research on the most effective types of exercises they will then devise an exercise programme specific to address your needs. They can help improve movement, strength, mobility and balance. Ideally you need to be carrying out these exercises regularly to have any significant affect.

What If I Find It Hard To Motivate Myself To Do The Exercises?

Health2u can provide physiotherapists and exercise specialists with experience of Parkinsons to see you at home to help motivate you to do the exercises regularly and improve your life by holding back the progression of Parkinsons. The therapist can see you at home or at our central clinic in Telok Ayer.

Some benefits of undergoing a sports massage include:

  • Muscle spasm relief
  • Improving the flow of your lympatic system
  • Removing any metabolic waste from exercise
  • Improving your circulation
  • Improving lymphatic system flow
  • Helping scar tissue align after an injury
  • Pain relief
  • Preparing the body for exercise and improving recovery

The sports massage can focus on one particular problem area or be carried out over the whole body. Our therapists can carry out the sports massage at your workplace, home or hotel.

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    Your Therapists

    Rebecca AldridgeRehab & Exercise Specialist, Bone Conditioning Expert & Massage Therapist
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    Rebecca started Health2u in Singapore following the success of Physiocomestoyou Ltd in London and the UK which is still running strong. Both companies were developed to address the gap in the market for a professional service providing physiotherapy, massage and exercise to people at home and work. Rebecca has over 16 years of physiotherapy experience having qualified in 2002 and spent 7 years within teaching hospitals and at the same time completed a Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy. She is also trained in acupuncture, pilates and exercise rehab particulary of the pre natal and post natal exercise. Having a baby in Singapore Bex set up the Health2Mama branch of Health2u having realised the huge benefits of having a service that comes to you after birth and helps with things such as massage, breast massage to help milk supply, advice on feeding and lifting techniques around the home to help prevent back pain and chest tightness. This led to ‘The Recovery Session’ Being developed. There is also the Exercise programmes Rebecca has developed to help mothers correct any diastasis recti and get back to being fit, toned and their ideal weight again after birth while ensuring good pelvic floor control and protection of the diastasis recti. The sessions can be individual or of small groups of other mothers at your condo or home

    Services

    care of the older
    older person's therapy
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    exercise and rehab programmes
    osteoporosis programmes
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    massage
    pilates
    vestibular rehabilitation
    workstation assessment
    personal training
    ergonomic presentations
    swedish massage
    Laura O'ByrneSpecialist Senior Physiotherapist
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    Laura owns and runs Health2u with Bex Aldridge. She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric, acute orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal departments. Laura has a very fun and lively manner which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their physiotherapy. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Laura is one of our experts in pre and postnatal physiotherapy to relieve low back pain, sacroiliac pain and other pains associated with pregnancy. She also is experienced in correcting a Diastasis Recti and helping restore bladder control with pelvic floor exercises. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of physiotherapy into practice: therapeutic exercise; manipulations; massage; education; the use of electro-therapeutic and other modalities, with a focus on being active. She is also an experienced ergonomics assessor, on which subject she oversees set-ups and delivers talks. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Pilates, going to the gym and exploring South East Asia

    Services

    baby massage
    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    women's health physiotherapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    shockwave therapy for pain
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Dr Aruna Vijaya RatnamAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She is also a certified lymphodema and wound management therapist by the International Lymphodema and Wound Training Institute. Dr Aruna joined Juronghealth Services in 2014 where she has been specializing in rehabilitation. Having managed the Day Rehabilitation centre at Jurong Community Hospital for 1.5 years she is well versed in managing patients requiring rehabilitation for orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric and women’s health conditions. Moreover while persuing her bachelor’s degree Dr Aruna had the opportunity to work with and learn from the women’s health physiotherapists at the Mater Women’s and children’s hospital where she gained experience and knowledge working with pre-natal and post-natal mums, baby massage and healing of the diastesis recti and developed a love with working with these mums. Dr Aruna is passionate about rehabilitating patients with an orthopaedic condition and has been co-leading the Jurong Community Hospital’s inpatient orthopaedic team. She is a certified Clinical Educator with the Singapore Institute of Technology and provides regular teaching and training sessions for both student physiotherapists and junior physiotherapists. She has given regular continuing medical education (CME) talks on hip fracture and rehabilitation and she was part of the Hip integrated care pathway team that was awarded the NUHS-MOCHTAR RIADY PINNACLE AWARDS in 2019. She has also initiated Total knee replacement classes in both the acute and community settings that patients have enjoyed. Dr Aruna is a passionate, dedicated and personable physiotherapist who always seeks to give her best to helping her patients achieve their desired outcomes.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    massage
    swedish massage
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Katie FraineRehab Specialist & Massage Specialist
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    Katie qualified as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom in 2008 with a First Class Bachelors Honour Degree. Working in both the National Health Service and private hospital settings, Katie has specialised as a senior physiotherapist and developed a greater love for Musculoskeletal outpatients, Orthopaedics, Elderly Rehabilitation and Women’s Health. Katie had her first child in 2015, which steered her to focus her career within Women’s Health Physiotherapy. Specifically with helping pre and post natal mothers to participate-in safe and correct physical exercise, massage, correcting Diastasis Recti, baby massage and assessing lifting, carrying, feeding techniques of Mother and baby to prevent injuries. Another love of Katie’s is creating and leading baby sensory and activity classes to stimulate and enhance babies development and bond between Mother and child. In her spare time she loves to spend quality time with her family of four, exploring Asia and participating in CrossFit. Katie has a friendly, warm, welcoming smile and manner. She is committed, hardworking and has a great passion for helping people.

    Services

    baby massage
    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    diastasis recti correction
    bone conditioning programme
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    exercise and rehab programmes
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    massage
    pilates
    personal training
    swedish massage
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Jing-Yi YapAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Jing Yi graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2012 and attained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin in 2013. She has been working with JurongHealth since 2012, specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy including work-related and post-operative conditions. She is also certified in Dry Needling and Kinesio Taping 1 & 2. Jing Yi has a keen interest in spinal and lower limb conditions, with a particular focus on active rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is also part of the medical team providing physiotherapy service at the Games Medical Centre for the recent 28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 and 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015. In her free time, Jing Yi enjoys gymming, yoga and traveling.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in an acute hospital and specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients for 2 years. A highly independent and efficient individual who is able to juggle a high case load. Motivated and passionate about serving the community and placed a great emphasis on patient-centeredness. Ezora can speak fluent English and Cantonese. While at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital she provided quality care for both inpatients and outpatients in Neuro-geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Intensive Care and Musculoskeletal. She acted as a clinical supervisor for students and junior physiotherapists and took part in a lifting and transfer Workgroup that conducted competency assessments for newly hospital staff. She currently works in the clinic in addition to providing geriatric, post surgery and musculoskeletal physiotherapy services to people in their home.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Qian Xin OhAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Qian Xin is qualified with an Honors Degree in Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. She previously worked in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for over 4 years before moving on to private practice. Qian Xin has invaluable experience in working with patients in various areas such as neurological, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. In her third year, she then went on to specialize in musculoskeletal physiotherapy for 2 years. Qian Xin speaks fluent English and Hokkien. With her strong belief in a holistic approach towards her treatment approaches, Qian Xin develops a keen interest in the analysis of the entire body movement system. She is also certified in Dry Needling. Integrating her knowledge in the entire body movement system with her skills in manual therapy, she develops an individualized rehabilitation program for her clients. She believes that empowering people with the knowledge in understanding how their body works and the skills in managing their injuries is key to ensuring effective treatment, hence positive results in the treatment outcomes. Apart from clinical work, Qian Xin also enjoys people-watching and/or reading books while enjoying a cup of coffee at cafes.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab
    Sharmala PillayAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Sharmala has been working as a physiotherapist for 14 years. She started out in community rehabilitation before moving to the sports and musculoskeletal field. She has work experience in sports and musculoskeletal field since 2008 when she was practising at the Singapore Sports School. Since 2010, she started working private physiotherapy and doctors clinics. She has a passion for treating Athletes and dancers as well as conducting talks and workshops on injury prevention and management as well as proper office ergonomics.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Mok Ying RongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ying Rong graduated from Queen Margaret University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and is a certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in acute hospital and clinic setting, specializing in post-surgery, sports injury, elderly and clients in pain. While at Farrer Park Hospital she provided quality care for both inpatient and outpatients of all age groups and diverse conditions including joint trauma, degenerative conditions, spinal infections, nerve injuries, fractures and amputations. Ying Rong is passionate about rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological issues back to pain-free status and currently sees a mixture of post-surgery and musculoskeletal patients in the comfort of their own homes. Ying Rong is a National distance runner and holds the record for the Singapore Half Marathon. With a keen interest in running she has spearheaded a running gait analysis program.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    care homes
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    pilates
    personal training
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
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