Chartered physiotherapist Conor O’Mullane has moved his special exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s online to ensure they can continue to slow the progress of their condition during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Mr O’Mullane developed a special interest in Parkinson’s through his father-in-law who was diagnosed nearly 15 years ago. He is now using Zoom from his home near the city to keep classes going with his clients.
“Medication helps with symptom relief and general exercise programmes will keep you healthy, but neither slow the progression of the condition,” Mr O’Mullane said.
“The recent evidence demonstrates that the right kind of exercise programme is a way to modify the course of your Parkinson’s.”
The PD Rebels programme features a range of specific exercises for people with Parkinson’s. While tremors are common, the condition also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.