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The European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson’s availble for download

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The development was initiated and mainly sponsored by ParkinsonNet and
the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy. The Guideline Development Group
represents professional physiotherapy associations from 19 European countries.
People with Parkinson's disease were involved in the Guideline development from
the outset and have contributed throughout the process.

Dr. Samyra Keus, who lead the development: "It was a unique and
challenging collaboration, with a great product as result. The Guideline will
be helpful to all involved in Parkinson care who, supporting evidence-based,
patient centred care". Therefore, the Guideline comes in four parts:

  • The Guideline, mainly for physiotherapists: background
    on Parkinson's disease and health management, physiotherapy core areas and
    rationale and evidence for categories of interventions
  • Information for people with Parkinson's: self-management support and how to get the best out of physiotherapy care
  • Information for clinicians: when to refer to physiotherapy and what to expect
  • Information to the development and scientific justification of the Guideline: insight in the barriers and facilitators of current care and details to measurement tools and the GRADE-based recommendations

> Here you can download your own copy of the European Physiotherapy Guideline for Parkinson's disease.