An opportunity for people to share their artistic experience and support creativity.
Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland
Dance and socialise in a supportive and joyful environment.
Improve balance and co-ordination in a gentle fashion.
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. The 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. January 2023 Classes Classes with Sasha take place on Wednesday 9.30-10.30pm, Thursday 4-5pm and Friday 8-9am, at The Fisherrow Centre, South St, Musselburgh EH21 6AT. Classes with David take place on Friday 2-3pm at St Matthew Hall, Morningside Parish Church. (The first class is on Friday 27th January 2023). All classes are 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. Details to join classes can be given if you register interest with Sasha. Please in the first instance contact Sasha: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Improve posture, mobility, cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination.
There are options for medium or slower paced walks. Everyone can participate.
Develop core strength and stability throughout your entire torso.
Punching with Parkinson’s
Run by Port ‘O Leith Boxing Club, designed to slow/alleviate the symptoms of PD.
Sing for fun as well as to exercise the vocal folds and the facial muscles.
Build muscle strength and improve health and well-being.
Organised by the Young Parkinson’s Support Group, and open to anyone with Parkinson’s.
A gentle but powerful form of flowing movement.
Wu-style Tai Chi Chuan
Enhance cognitive as well as physical states.
Yoga for Parkinson’s
Upbeat, dynamic, and fun class working according to individual capabilities.