Katherine is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy with a clinical background in neurological physiotherapy. After working in a range of clinical areas relating to neurology and care of older people within the NHS, Katherine’s academic career started in 2003 when she joined Northumbria University to work as part of a European team on a multicentre RCT in Rehabilitation and Parkinson’s disease and completed her PhD in the area of cueing and Parkinson''s disease in 2009.
Since then Katherine has been involved in various research projects relating to Parkinson’s, long term condition management, physical activity and rehabilitation.
The Parkinson’s UK Exercise Framework
The seminar will cover the background to the exercise framework and discuss the process of developing the framework. The aim of the framework and the seminar will be to consider how physical activity can be incorporated into the management of Parkinson’s. There will be an overview of the evidence for exercise and discussion of how this was incorporated into the framework. The exercise framework aims to provide tailored advice regardless of disease stage and the seminar will consider ways that health care professions can enable people with Parkinson’s to exercise. It is also important to acknowledge potential barriers to exercise and some of the complexities of maintaining activity levels when living with Parkinson’s.
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