Pilates and Parkinson's

By (author) Karen Pearce, By (author) Sarah Sessa

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  • Publisher : Aeon Academic
  • Published : January 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Size : 174mm(w) x 246mm(h)
  • Catalogue No : 94587
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913274122
  • ISBN 10 : 1913274128
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An indispensable guide for Pilates Instructors who may not have experience working with Parkinson's clients.

This book is written for people with Parkinson's, especially in the early stages who are looking for an exercise regime that will keep them strong, flexible and as mobile as possible. Physiotherapists may also find this book a useful aid to their practice. Up to date medical information is provided, written in such a way that is easy to understand for someone from a non-medical background. In the early stages of Parkinson's, formal physiotherapy input may not be indicated however it is important that the client makes sure they incorporate an appropriate exercise regime into their routine.

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By (author) Karen Pearce

After a career as a professional ballet dancer Karen Pearce trained as a Pilates Instructor in 2000 and is also qualified to teach matwork and machines. She has a particular interest in rehabilitation Pilates.

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By (author) Sarah Sessa

Sarah Sessa is a physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. She qualified as a physiotherapist from University College London in 1995 and went on to specialise in neuro-rehabiliation, oncology and palliative care.

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