Manchester Neuro Physio classify the effects of Parkinson's disease as motor and non-motor.
Common motor symptoms seen in Parkinson's disease are:
- Tremor - usually begins in one hand (the first symptom for 70% of people with Parkinson's disease).
- Slowness of movement - people with Parkinson's disease often find that they have difficulty initiating movements or that performing movements takes longer.
- Stiffness or rigidity of muscles Ė people with Parkinsonís disease often find that they have problems with activities such as standing up from a chair or rolling over in bed.
- Postural instability - leads to impaired balance and falls.
- Gait and posture disturbances:
- Other motor symptoms:
- Mask-like, expressionless face with infrequent blinking
- Micrographia (small, cramped handwriting)