Parkinson Power is a specialised exercise program designed specifically for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Research suggests that exercise is currently the only known treatment with the potential to slow Parkinson’s disease down. Our specifically designed exercises create more efficient pathways in the brain to help improve mobility and balance and keep you moving. With this program - you can expect to feel more confident in your movements, move more freely and reinvigorate your lust for life. Please find attached some more information on the benefits of specific exercise for Parkinson's.
To start our exercise program you would first have an initial consultation with one of our neurological physiotherapists. In this consultation you would have a comprehensive assessment including standardised testing for mobility, balance and strength. After this evaluation you will have a 1:1 exercise session with the physiotherapist to give you individual instruction on the exercises that are given to you in the group exercise classes and your home exercise program kit. From there, with your goals in mind, the physiotherapist will make recommendations which could include further 1:1 sessions to give you the confidence to join the class or go straight into the group exercise classes. The group exercise classes are up to 10 participants. Each class is 60 minutes and consists of group led exercises followed by a circuit class.