MoveMe and MoveMe Mates
What is MoveMe?
It's an exciting 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 and online on the other week's of the month.
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 organise refreshments for carers and partners, called MoveMe Mates, which is held 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 join MoveMe, please email your contact details to us and we will get back to you.
Tell me more
If you would like to know more, please download the leaflet here.
MoveMe is a collaboration between the NHS Oxford Health Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service (OH PDPS) and Parkinsons.Me
What is MoveMe Mates?
This is a safe and secure environment where you will meet new people, make new friends, share experiences and have a chat.
We also organise talks on specific topics for example, diet and finance.
We also arrange coffee mornings on a Sunday where we get together either in the Parkinsons.Me garden or at a local cafe.
"How good it was to laugh and be in a room full of laughter. It truly is a family in its own rights. It was real downtime; an opportunity to find out about one another’s lives, families, interests, worries and wisdom. I would sum it up as LLL - learn, lean and laugh."
Parkinsons.Me is all about families, and so while your partner is busy in our MoveMe exercise group, we organise refreshments for carers and partners in another room. If your partner does not attend the classes, you can still come along to MoveMe Mates.
"I wish I had gone along years ago – what a breath of fresh air!
I was warmly welcomed by the group; people from different backgrounds, lifestyles, gender and ages but we all had one thing in common, PD is part of our lives".