The APPDE Project in Physiopedia is a collaborative effortof physiotherapists involved in APPDE, the Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinsons Disease Europe, to specifically develop the Parkinsons Disease page and related pages with the latest up to date information and evidence.
The Parkinsons Disease section, and the associated/linked pages, have been collated by Board members of the Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinson's Disease: Europe (APPDE).
Much of the material has been sourced from work undertaken by individual members of the Board that have informed chapters and papers they have written relating to physiotherapy for people with Parkinson's.
In addition to their individual contributions in the field of Parkinson’s, all APPDE Board members have been party to the development of the European Physiotherapy Guideline (out for public review). A lot of the practical physiotherapy-related information is linked with this resource. The European Guideline is evidence-informed from global work; it is a collaborative document using the expertise of physiotherapists and people with Parkinson’s across several countries both inside and outside of Europe, plus has an extensive reference list providing the sources of information – it is a truly international document in development.
June 2012 - April 2014 (for Parkinsons awareness week)