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Aquatherapy

Build strength and flexibility using the extra support that the water provides.

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Art Group

An opportunity for people to share their artistic experience and support creativity.

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Neurodynamic Exercise

Sasha Baggaley, who delivers our Pilates classes is also a neurophysiotherapist, and has developed a Neurodynamic Exercise programme for the Branch based on her experience with Pilates, Neurophysiotherapy, and the philosophy, principles and research of PD Warrior, LSVT BIG and PWR MOVES. These are programmes which address both physical and cognitive activity at higher levels of intensity, and is suitable for people in the earlier stages of Parkinson’s (mild to moderate symptoms).  The exercises can be adapted to suit individuals, based on their Parkinson’s symptoms and any other pathologies. Sasha’s 10 week programme involves pre- and post-assessments, and there is the opportunity to join an ongoing ‘continuation class’ at the end of the programme.  The classes take place on Monday 12-1pm Morningside; Wednesday 3-4pm at  The Fisherrow Centre, South St, Musselburgh EH21 6AT. This would be suited to anyone who feels they would like to learn more about the type of exercise advocated for PWP, or how to get more from the exercises they are doing. A new 10 week course is planned to start face-to-face in August.  There are several people already booked for this course, so please get in touch soon, if you may be interested. To find out more, please contact Sasha: sasha@edinburghparkinsons.org

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Pilates

Develop core strength and stability throughout your entire torso.

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Table Tennis Tables

Table Tennis

Organised by the Young Parkinson’s Support Group, and open to anyone with Parkinson’s.

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