J B (Northowram)
When I returned home after a hip operation and suffering from Parkinson’s disease the Occupational Health expert would not even allow me downstairs. Due to the intervention of a Physiotherapist I managed to get downstairs using the chairlift and zimmer and gradually was allowed out for very short periods with a four wheel walking frame. At this stage Alan (Passion for Support) was asked by the Parkinson’s Society to spend 3 hours per week with me to give my wife a break from caring.
Over the past year Alan and his team, with the able help of my wife, daughters and son have made tremendous progress from the early period when I was simply at home mainly in a chair to gradually improving my mobility by exercise and short walks near to home. Now I like to walk round the lake at Shibden with my PA at one side and my walking stick on the other. I have even managed to walk with just a stick but otherwise unsupported for over 50 yards.
Thank you for the consistent help from Passion for Support