Exercise is not only recommended, but vital for anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in order for them to maintain balance, strength, and to complete activities of daily living. There is a lot of research to support the idea that an exercise program in conjunction with appropriate treatments can slow the progression of the disease and give the Parkinson’s patient many more years of functional living. A well-designed training program for a person living with Parkinson’s disease will include elements of aerobic, strength, and balance/stability training. Newer research also supports the idea that higher intensity and plyometric training (if tolerated) can support the creation of new neural pathways which can be very helpful to a person living with Parkinson’s disease.
We currently have two Parkison’s Disease Fitness Specialists on staff at FWF Wellness with the knowledge and experience to create safe, appropriate, and effective training programs for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Contact us for an appointment.