The beauty of exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

We know that Parkinson’s Disease can present itself in a myriad of different symptoms, and no two people experience it quite the same. Typically though, most who suffer from Parkinson’s will experience changes to walking pattern, balance and confidence with movement.

There is now compelling evidence to prove that exercise is a fantastic way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease by;

  • Strengthening your muscles
  • Improving your walking quality and endurance
  • Improving you balance and reducing your risk of falling
  • Reducing your fatigue and improving aerobic capacity
  • Improving your sleep quality
  • Improving your cognitive function

All of which adds up to an improved confidence and quality of life!!

Here is a great example of one of our clients running through his exercise program.

Some well researched forms of exercise include dance, tai chi and a combination of strength and aerobic training programs.

At Torquay Sports Medicine Centre, we are committed to ensuring all people have access to physical activity. Our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists are well versed in exercise prescription for people with Parkinson’s and we can tailor exercises to your specific presentation and will work alongside your GP and Specialists to develop the best plan of attack to keep you moving better and independent for longer.

 

Darcy Meesen

Physiotherapist

darcy@torquaysmc.com.au