Physiotherapy help as not being offered by NHS


#1

Hi

My Father has suffered with Parkinson's for many years. He struggles to walk or do eveeyday things. He was in hospital for an unrelated illness about 18 months ago & the hospital gave him physio twice a day in hospital so he could come home. Intially his quality of life improved dramatically because of the physio he could get around easier etc. He's detoriated & he has been offer physio twice a year! What's the point it doesn't help him at all? They can't afford private ongoing, does anyone know if any organisation or have any other experience that would help?

thank you 


#2

Is  there  a NERS scheme in you area? National Exercise Referral Scheme.

We have also found physiotheray a once off and then it's up to you, but, with the apathy that comes with Parkinson's it has to be regular,every week at least. NERS and a referral to a physio got OH on a NERS scheme locally as their poor balance was in danger of them suffering falls.

Also  explore, LIFT. Limited Impact Fitness Training,. Sounds harsh but it is mainly conducted from a chair.I have organised this for our local branch, through Age UK.