Parkinson’s Disease: What To Do When You Freeze On The Golf Course

Have you learned to accept your Parkinson’s disease but CANNOT accept it ruining your experience on the golf course?

Many may see this as an overreaction, however, at Simpsons Physiotherapy we understand how frustrating it can be when PD gets in the way, no matter how big or small.

Especially when it comes to the things you love, like playing golf. Not only have you got to learn to live with this life-changing disease but also miss out on the things that you love most, a fun game of golf, and most importantly socialising with friends.

We all have those friends or family that we wouldn’t see nearly as much as we like if not for that special shared experience, like golf. Don’t like those shared experiences take a back seat due to fear or embarrassment!

Our expert team specialises in Neuro Active exercises. This approach can help you make drastic improvements in your walking, balance, independence, and life, hence why so many people come to Simpsons Physiotherapy for help with Parkinson’s Disease!

In this blog, you will discover a Neuro Active technique that has helped thousands of our patients during one of the most common challenges of Parkinson’s Disease, ‘freezing’.

Are You Freezing with Parkinson’s Disease?

Freezing can affect any movement but it is most noticeable when walking, when, all of a sudden, your feet feel like they have been nailed to the floor and no matter what you do they won’t budge. Making you reliant on the golf cart to get around rather than keeping up with your friends.

Trying to ‘push through’ and force your feet to keep moving can often make you off balance and it is very common for people to fall when this happens, which is the last thing you want when you’re out having fun with friends on the course.

“What Should I Do When I Freeze?”

This is something that our team has heard thousands of times in the clinic and the truth is there are several different tactics that can work for ‘un-freezing’.

What works best can vary depending from person to person.

That said, this is by far the most effective way to get you ‘defrosted’ and walking again, from years of research and testing in clinic.

#1: Stop!

The first thing you should do is STOP and do not try to ‘push through’ or ‘force’ your feet to move.

You need to ‘hit the reset button’ on your walking, so stop trying to ‘fast-forward’ through the problem.

#2: Get Tall!

Next, I want you to give yourself a Great Big signal to stand as TALL as you possibly can.

#3: Stamp!

Pick a foot (right OR left) and tell it to do a Great Big Stamp on the ground underneath you.

Now keep that TALL feeling and STAMPING going and get back on your way.

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Get Back On The Golf Course Without The Constant Fear Of PD

At Simpsons Physiotherapy, our team are trained to Level 2 of the Parkinson’s Disease Methodology, making our clinic the go to place for those living in Glasgow with Parkinson’s Disease. Using Neuro Active exercises to help make improvements in your everyday life.

Neuro Active exercises encompass a wide range of techniques that can help improve mobility, balance, and overall quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s. These exercises are specifically designed to target the neurological aspects of the disease, addressing the unique challenges faced by golfers and other individuals affected by Parkinson’s.

But we know that reading about these exercises is one thing, experiencing their benefits firsthand is another.

That’s why we’re offering a Free Phone Consultation, the best and fastest way to learn more about Neuro Active exercises and how they can work for you.

During this phone consultation, our expert team will provide personalized advice, answering any questions you may have and guiding you through the potential benefits of these exercises. Whether you’re curious about specific techniques for improving your golf swing or looking for ways to enhance your daily activities, our team is here to help.

We understand that living with Parkinson’s can make it challenging to attend in-person appointments. That’s why our Free Phone Consultation allows you to speak with our expert team from the comfort of your own home. It’s a convenient and confidential way to get the answers you need without any added stress or hassle.

Don’t let Parkinson’s hold you back from enjoying the game you love.

Take advantage of our Free Phone Consultation and discover how Neuro Active exercises can help you regain control, confidence, and joy in your golfing experience.

To schedule your free consultation, simply click HERE or give us a call at 01415 302092. Our dedicated team is ready to support you every step of the way.

Together, let’s navigate Parkinson’s and get you back on the golf course, swinging with confidence once again.

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Fraser Simpson

Simpson Physiotherapy

"We Help Older Adults Stay Independent and Able to Look After Themselves in Their Own Home. (Despite Challenges With Walking or Getting About, Stroke, or Parkinson's Disease.)"


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