About the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy

About the Centre

Discover more about the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy

Based on the University Kent campus, the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy provides a range of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments and wellness resources, so that multiple Parkinson’s symptoms can be managed on one site.

What the Centre offers:

The Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy offers NICE recommended non-drug therapies including:

- Physiotherapy
- Group exercise
- Occupational therapy   
- Mental health support
- Speech and language therapy
- A cutting-edge research programme

The centre also offers wrap-around support including group singing, nutrional guidance, massage and ground-breaking neurostimulation techniques.  

Our aim

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition, which means that it causes problems in the brain that tend to become worse over time. 

There is currently no cure for Parkinson's, but a combination of drug and non-drug therapies can help people manage the condition and live well. In the UK, these drug therapies are relatively available but the non-drug therapies often less so. 

We provide easy access to these therapies under one roof, offering treatment combinations that are tailored to the individual and coupled to self-management, home-based monitoring and peer support here at the Centre. 


"Drug or surgical treatment is like playing golf but with only two clubs. This Centre will offer a fuller and wider range of opportunities, a full set of clubs to try out.”

Supporting people with Parkinson's

At the Centre, we stand with people with Parkinson’s, researching, educating, and advocating for the changes in treatment many so desperately need.  

We strive to involve people living with Parkinson’s in the design and delivery of research and therapy activities. We are working closely with local branches of Parkinson’s UK to make sure the Centre meets the needs of people accessing the Centre.  

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy or become a member of the Centre, please get in touch.