Parkinson’s Disease: Muscle and Joint Stiffness

Can Anything Be Done?

fraser simpson of simpsons physiotherapy can help with Parkinson's disease muscle stiffness
by Fraser Simpson

The short answer is… yes, we can make really great improvements in muscle and joint stiffness (this isn’t just for our client’s with PD, by the way!).

The long answer is yes – but what we do depends on why the stiffness is there and what muscles and joints it’s affecting.

Here are some top tips that DO NOT involve changing/increasing your PD medication to help improve your muscle stiffness with PD:

Muscle and Joint Stiffness Top Tips

  • Get neuro active daily! Yes, getting neuro active can go a long way to reducing the stiffness many people experience with PD
  • Get stretching – regular stretching of the right muscles and joints, at the right level and length of time is a terrific way to get on top of your stiffness
  • Get stronger – weakness is a very common challenge many people with PD face, getting the right muscle strengthening exercises into your weekly regime is vital to keep you fighting the symptoms of PD
  • Deep tissue massage into the right muscles – this is a great way of giving the muscles a good loosen off so that they feel looser and less stiff, helping you get more out of your Neuro Active Exercise programme and your life with PD

Specialist Team

To help with all of the above, we have a terrific team of experts who specialise in helping you live your best life despite Parkinson’s. Our Neuro Strength and Stretch Coaches work with you on a specialist 12 week one-to-one programme, helping you get moving in the right direction. All alongside our expert Neuro Specialist Chartered Physiotherapists. 

In order to help all our clients get set up for success with their lives with PD, we provide free, client only, online PD Specialist exercises classes. Call us for more info and access.

Simpson Physiotherapy - help with Parkinsons disease muscle and joint stiffness

Not sure if we can help? Neither are we – that’s why we offer a FREE phone consultation with our PD Specialist Neurophysiotherapists. That way we can listen to you and your story and figure out the best way to support you to get your life back and doing more of the things you value and enjoy.  CALL NOW ON 0141 530 2092 to arrange a Free Phone Consultation.

For help or questions on Parkinson’s Disease and the associated Muscle and Joint Stiffness contact –
Simpson Physiotherapy
0141 530 2092

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