Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative condition which can impact mobility over time. Individuals may experience a change in balance and the way they walk, taking shorter shuffling steps and/or have episodes of freezing whilst walking. Gradual changes in posture and strength can also affect balance leading to increased falls.
Parkinson’s can be helped through medication and exercise to help maintain ranges of movements, strength, and posture. Even if you have a diagnosis, but don’t feel it is affecting you a great deal, it is highly recommended to book an assessment with a Physiotherapist in order to determine base line measurements and start an exercise program to work on strength and balance. Physiotherapy can help at whichever point you are with Parkinson’s, but like all conditions, the earlier you seek intervention the better.