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Your body. Your health. Your life.
Empower yourself to manage Parkinson’s Disease.

Improve function, fitness and understanding of Parkinson’s Disease, under the guidance of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Am I Eligible?

  • Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease are eligible to attend the group program. A comprehensive initial assessment ensures the program is tailored to your individual capacity and goals.
  • No referral is required, however we appreciate communication and collaboration with GPs, specialists and allied health providers to ensure we provide the highest quality care.
  • Family, friends and carers are also encouraged to participate in the education and discussions component of the program; the neighboring cafe then provides the perfect location to relax while participants exercise.

What's Included

  • Individual Initial Assessment (1 hour)
  • Education Pack + additional resources from each education session
  • Individualised exercises provided
  • 30 min Group Exercise Sessions + 15 min Warmup
    • Evidence based exercise that provides neuroprotective, neurorestorative & neuroplastic benefits.
    • Exercise focuses on power, dual tasking and amplitude of movement
  • Education and group discussion for participants, family, friends and carers

Education Topics

  • Introduction to PD
  • Being diagnosed with PD
  • PD and Exercise
  • Remaining Motivated with PD
  • Sleep and Fatigue
  • Nutrition and Medication
  • Speech and Swallowing
  • Freezing, Falls and Posture
  • Stress Management and Independent Living
  • Where to Now?

What are the Benefits?

    • We want to empower you to manage your body, your health and your life.
    • The structure of the programs allows abundant time to answer questions and tailor a specific treatment plan for your needs.
    • We want to put you back in control of your Parkinson’s diagnosis, by providing access to high quality health care, education and resources in a safe and supportive environment.
    • Everyone with Parkinson’s should exercise: regardless of your age, fitness level or stage of Parkinson’s, there is something you can do to get active and stay active
    • Evidence shows exercise is vitally important for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, for general health and well-being, as well as easing motor and non-motor symptoms including constipation and sleep problems.
    • Bodytrack’s Accredited Exercise Physiologists are experts in prescribing exercise specific to Parkinson’s Disease; feel safe exercising under supervision and knowing you are doing the right exercise for your body.
    • A Parkinson’s diagnosis can be overwhelming and at times isolating
    • Education throughout the sessions will build your understanding of PD and how best to manage your symptoms.
    • The role of social support for exercise adherence and management of health conditions is well documented.
    • The group environment creates a fun and supportive environment to share experience and learn from others managing a Parkinson’s diagnosis.