Parkinson's Disease Awareness

  • Date: 11 July 2018
  • Category: HW Blog

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition whereby a neurotransmitter in the brain called dopamine is not produced at adequate levels, affecting both motor and non-motor functions.

Parkinson’s is often characterised by a tremor, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement and cognitive changes such as memory decline/ depression.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s are managed through Levodopa medication and regular, structured exercise is fundamental to managing symptoms and avoiding decline in physical ability. As Exercise Physiologists we are trained to prescribe suitable exercises to help manage symptoms of Parkison’s Disease and to help you maintain a high quality of life for many years.  

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease and are interested in finding out how an individualised exercise program can help you please call to book in an assessment today with our qualified Clinical Exercise Physiologists on 8198 0137.