Managing symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD)
Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which areas of the brain become progressively damaged. This may result in involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body, slow movements, stiff and inflexible muscles. People with Parkinson’s disease may also experience a range of other physical and psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety, balance problem, memory problems and sleep disturbance. Treatment for Parkinson’s typically rely on a combination of medication, therapy and lifestyle changes.
Whole body Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology is known to help reduce the main symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Research shows that EMS can allow people with Parkinson’s disease:
Improve or maintain physical performance, fatigue perception and overall wellness outcomes.
Engage in active work with limited effort.
Overcome the demanding mental and physical routines associated with conventional exercise programme.
Activate both fast and slow motor units in a single training session.
Maintain quality of life for as long as possible.
At NDU studios, Newcastle, we are passionate about EMS and enjoy nothing more than supporting and helping our clients maintain quality of life for as long as possible. Our technology based on whole-body EMS allow us create time-efficient and non-invasive individualised training programmes for people with Parkinson’s disease . Our programme starts with a familiarisation and adaptation phase where we introduce clients to EMS training, provide guidance on the various movement patterns, perform initial baseline assessments, adapt clients to the electric stimuli as well as provide guidance on proper techniques for exercises.