Exercise for Neurological Conditions

  • Increase confidence and self-esteem

  • Increase fitness and ease of carrying out daily activity

  • Increase in muscle strength, endurance and flexibility 

  • Feel a sense of achievement 

  • Positive changes in body image

  • Weight management

  • Stress management 

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Exercise Perscription

I am fully qualified to offer functional rehabilitation and personal training for clients living with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and individuals who have had medical approval to commence exercise post-stroke.

The prescribed exercise programs are specific to individual symptoms, fitness, and stage of disease progression.  The exercises can be anything from gait training and upper limb rehabilitation to high-intensity intervals and strength training.  

The key is to increase your confidence to become more active individuals and to improve management of your condition.  

 

'' Rosie’s help has been extremely valuable in managing the degenerative  neurological condition from which I suffer.  She has developed exercise programmes tailored specifically to me which help alleviate the symptoms of early onset Parkinson’s Disease.  


Most importantly this has given me strategies to cope with the condition and the situations that arise from it.  In particular I have found that developing muscle strength aids balance, dexterity and control. This undoubtedly helps me tackle normal day to day things with confidence. 

I’m firmly of the opinion that together with targeted physiotherapy, yoga and creative arts we have been able to delay progression of the condition and reduce the amount of medication that I need to take to function as normally as possible. 

Critically I feel that this puts me in control rather than being dependent on the next dose of medication.  I was first diagnosed 11 years ago at the age of 47 yet am still only on a relatively low dosage of replacement dopamine.  I work full time and play golf; I recently took up light running too. 

Basically exercise works for me, the more I do the better I feel!''  

Ian Godby