Saturday, 15 October 2011

Conductive Education Course Parkinson's UK Bristol Branch

The Bristol Parkinson’s Disease Society has been providing conductive education for many of its members for over a year.

The classes are held at the Vassall Centre in Bristol.
The latest course started on 9th August and will finish on 6th December.

Conductive education is a specialised rehabilitation system, which was created and developed, by Dr András Pető a physician and pedagogue in the mid 1940's in Budapest, Hungary.

By regular attendance conductive education can help with:

Bradykinesia (slowness of movement)

Dyskinesia (side effect of medication)




Lack of facial expressions


The Pető System:

Improves concentration

Improves strength and stamina

Improves health and general well being.

Improves mobility, co-ordination, dexterity and fine manipulation

Improves breathing, speech and communication skills.

Increases motivational levels.

Increases self-esteem and boosts confidence.

Provides natural pain relief for muscle spasms and joint pains.

Contributes to significantly reducing stiffness by maintaining and

improving range of movements.

Increases independence.

Delays the need for hospitalisation/nursing care

Provides training and guidance for family members and carers.

Provides a comprehensive support system for the whole family.

For further information or if you would like to join the group please e-mail Paul Williams at or complete the following contact form:

Photos are taken by Amanda Elliott Conductor during the conductive education programmes.

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