EXERCISE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) benefit from exercise during all stages of living with PD.

Exercise performed with high effort designed to challenge power, agility and balance can be tailored for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, providing neuroprotective benefits as well as targeting specific PD symptoms harnessing the brains ability to rewire itself (read this blog for more information about exercise and brain health).

The best type of exercise for PD is the one that you will do! Current evidence demonstrates that performing 2.5 hours a week of exercise can slow down symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, so you just need to find the right exercise for you.

Parkinson’s Disease Circuit Class 
Group of 4 to 5 people.
Standard $35; Pensioner $30

We offer circuit class physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s disease. Neurological physiotherapist Jacey Kraut runs the class and has completed Level 2 PD Warrior training. The circuit class includes 8 to 10 stations with tasks focused on power, coordination, balance, agility, functional tasks and flexibility. Exercises may incorporate free weights, pilates reformers, activator poles, exercise bike and other fitness and balance equipment.

All attendees are required to have two 1:1 home visits (cost $140 per visit) for a comprehensive neurological physiotherapy assessment and provision of a home exercise program. This prepares attendees for the individualised exercises in the circuit class.

Parksinon's Disease Boot Camp
Fridays 12.30 - 1.30pm
@ Bounce Physiotherapy, Balcatta

Contact Jacey on 0416 492 492 to arrange an initial assessment prior to joining group.