A rehabilitation centre which supports patients from south Cheshire has opened ahead of national Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

Staff at the Neuro Therapy Centre, in Flintshire, have worked hard over the last six months to reconfigure their building to increase its physiotherapy treatment space and develop a larger gym, plus a dedicated counselling room.

Jane Johnston-Cree, director at the centre, believes the refurbishment will allow them to help more people and thanked all those who helped them.

“We’ve had a fantastic reaction from our members this week when they have seen the new facilities,” she said.

“We have increased the number of services we offer over the years as well as the number of people we support. These redeveloped facilities will enable us to be able to support more people with neurological conditions in the region.

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our funders and suppliers who have made this work possible. It is going to make a huge difference to our Centre and to us supporting people with neurological conditions. Regular exercise and physiotherapy can help people with long-term conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s manage the pain and fatigue they experience and also helps to keep them mobile.”

The facilities were opened by the centre’s trustees this week with an audience of excited members keen to try out all the new equipment.

The new physiotherapy suite has a number of treatment beds and specialized equipment to improve balance and movement and the new gym boasts an increased level of equipment including a new exercise bike, water rowing machine, and a Nordic cross trainer.

There is also some new group gaming software which will enable members to take part in group cycling therapy, plus boxing classes in the gym.

The centre supports people from across Cheshire, North Wales and the Wirral who have been diagnosed with a wide range of neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson’s Disease, ME, Fibromyalgia, Motor Neuron Disease; and Huntington’s Disease.

People wanting to find out more about the centre can visit www.neurotherapycentre.org or call 01244 678619.