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Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy

An exciting and groundbreaking new initiative will be opening on May 1st 2022. Based on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus, the Parkinson's Centre for Integrated Therapy will provide free access to a range of evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments and complementary/wellness resources, so that multiple Parkinson’s symptoms can be managed all under one roof.

The Centre will offer groundbreaking new neurostimulation techniques delivered by Professor David Wilkinson’s team with wrap-around support including: group exercise, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, mental health advice, nutritional guidance, speech and sound therapy, group singing (provided by Sing to Beat Parkinson’s), Reiki, acupuncture and massage.

The work of the Centre will help better understand how the brain recovers from new treatment options – providing evidence to help open up therapeutic neurostimulation to everyone as part of routine clinical practice across the UK. We’ll also stand with people with Parkinson’s, researching, educating and advocating for the changes in treatment many so desperately need.

We will involve people living with Parkinson’s in the development of the Centre and will ensure their voice is heard in the design and delivery of research activities to make sure the Centre meets their needs.

For more details please click here.