My mum lives abroad in Portugal and is presenting with Parkinsonism, she has a follow up appointment booked in 2 months when the neurologist will review her response to medication and I am guessing possibly diagnose. My question to those affected by Parkinsons here in the UK is when did you receive a physiotherapist assessment/involvement? Before/after diagnosis? The neurologist does not seem to be prioritising this. From what I read and believe I think a physiotherapist assessment and advice on what exercises may be helpful for my mum to do will be good, even though a concrete diagnosis has yet to be made.
I would be really interested to hear about people’s experiences. My mum’s symptoms are not impacting too much on her day to day, she’s a bit slower in movements, rigid in upper body, manual toothbrush is hard (!) but my feeling is that the earlier she may receive some tailored physio assessment/ exercises to do the better. Neurologist is saying just keep active- which I feel is a bit vague!
Many thanks in advance