What is MoveMe?
It's an exciting new group exercise programme for people with Parkinson’s led by Physiotherapists from the Oxford Health NHS Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service. The classes are supported by Parkinsons.Me and take place twice a month at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms in Ardington, Oxfordshire.
How can it help me?
Research has shown that large amplitude exercises, involving big movements, can help the symptoms of PD. The idea is to recalibrate the brain’s concept of a “normal” sized movement, from the slow, small movements typically seen in PD. The MoveMe class uses these principles to create a circuit-based exercise programme.
The key is trying to incorporate these big movements into everyday life to really get the carryover from big exercise to big movement.
This is when the magic happens!
Will it be suitable for me?
To ensure the exercise is safe for you, you will need to complete and return an exercise screening form before you come to the class. This will be sent to you when you register your interest (see below). For example, you will need to be able to walk ten meters in ten seconds, indoors and without using any walking aids.
Can my partner come too?
Yes! Parkinsons.Me is all about families, so we’re organising refreshments for carers and partners in another room while you work hard on your exercises. This will be a chance to share experiences and have a chat, but we’re also hoping to organise talks on specific topics as the classes progress.
How can I sign up and how much does it cost?
The cost of the classes is supported by Parkinsons.Me, which means that each class costs £5.00 per participant. If you would like to find out if there are places available, please email us here.
Tell me more
If you would like to know more, please download our 2020 leaflet here.
MoveMe is a collaboration between the NHS Oxford Health Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service (OH PDPS) and Parkinsons.Me