Pilates for Parkinson’s Disease – Pilatesfit Cambridge It’s been over 200 years since James Parkinson wrote ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’, which is considered the first medical documentation of a condition affecting the brain that we now call Parkinson’s Disease. For most people the cause is unknown (idiopathic Parkinson’s) but it often affects one side of the body first and it’s more common in men than women. What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease? There are four main symptoms…