Based on the University
of Kent’s Canterbury campus, the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy will
provide free access to a range of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments
and complementary/wellness resources, so that multiple Parkinson’s symptoms can
be managed all under one roof.
The Centre will offer groundbreaking new neurostimulation techniques delivered by Professor David Wilkinson’s team with wrap-around support including: group exercise, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, mental health advice, nutritional guidance, speech and sound therapy, group singing, Reiki, acupuncture and massage.
work of the Centre will help us better understand how the brain recovers from
new treatment options – providing evidence to
help open up therapeutic neurostimulation to everyone as
part of routine clinical practice across the UK. We’ll also
stand with people with Parkinson’s, researching, educating and advocating
for the changes in treatment many so desperately need.
We will involve people living with Parkinson’s in the development of the Centre and will ensure their voice is heard in the design and delivery of research activities to make sure the Centre meets their needs.
If you would like to find out more about the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy or would like to register your interest to get involved, please use the link below. We will then contact you when updates become available.
Allied research and education activities will be integrated within the Centre to further advance understanding of Parkinson’s disease and identify the most effective ways to manage and treat Parkinson’s symptoms. The Centre will also provide inspirational training opportunities for students and clinical trainees who would help run the Centre voluntarily. Our activities will focus on non-pharmacological approaches and will strive to bring together healthcare providers and researchers from different disciplines.
Find out more about the people who our team of experts have already worked with.
After a few weeks of treatment, I could leave the wheelchair and walk on my husband’s arm from the car to a restaurant – it gave me my independence back.
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