Move to Manage Parkinson's Disease - Recorded Session
On the occasion of the World Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Prameya Health, Bangalore organised a free online program on Managing Parkinson’s Disease on 25th April 2020. The session was attended by 45 participants including members of the Basal Ganglion Support Group (A Parkinson’s Disease Support group based in Bangalore) The session was moderated by Dr. Shravya Shiva, a Wellness Consultant at Prameya Health.
The session consisted of 4 modules aimed at educating the participants and promoting the importance of supportive therapies for Parkinson’s Disease. The modules were delivered by experts in the fields of Physiotherapy, Yoga, Speech Therapy and Nutrition. The panel consisted of the following experts –
Ms. Sneha BS, MPT (Neuroscience), Member of WFNR – Neuro Physiotherapist
Ms.Swati Raghavendra, MSc – Yoga Therapist
Ms. Krupa Prashanth, MSc – Nutritionist
Ms. Pawana P Poojary, MSLP -Speech and Language Pathologist
Each session consisted of a discussion of different problems faced by the patients and the importance of managing them. The goal was to educate patients on the symptoms of the disease and empower them with ways to manage it. A crisp demonstration of Exercise and Yoga was presented to the audience. Important tips and suggestions regarding speech and nutrition were given out. At the end of the 4 modules, the experts answered questions from the audience. Every participant received a booklet with snippets of the exercises, yoga and other important suggestions as a take away! We thank all the participants for being part of this program and interacting with us with their questions.
Prameya Health offers a Holistic Supportive Care Program for persons with Parkinson’s Disease with integrated yoga and physiotherapy. The “Integrated Yoga and Physiotherapy” program is headed by Ms. Sneha BS, Neuro-Physiotherapist, and Ms. Swati Raghavendra, Restorative Yoga Therapist. Physiotherapy focuses of correcting the posture, muscle strength and other biomechanics of human movement whereas Yoga will emphasise on the Mind-Body connect along with specific exercises. The therapy aims in improving posture, muscle strength, balance, lung function, reducing anxiety and depression, reducing constipation and instilling a sense of calm which translates into a better quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.