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We offer two different exercise sessions for people with Parkinson's - PD45 and PD60

 

PD45

Do you feel you are getting enough targeted exercise? We know exercise is helpful at slowing the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and our PD45 is a 45min high intensity exercise class designed for newly diagnosed clients and those who experience minor symptoms and changes to movement patterns. This class has a maximum of 8 participants with 1 therapist to ensure you get the support and assistance you need to achieve great quality movements.

PD45 Class is designed to:

  • Increase aerobic fitness, endurance, and global muscle strength through high intensity interval training
  • Address symptom presentation through specific exercises for amplitude, power, and balance
  • Maximize muscle strength and joint flexibility
  • Correct and improve posture and balance, and minimize risks of falls
  • Provide education about how exercise is important for Parkinson’s disease and how it can increase functional capacity

Prior to beginning classes, you will have an initial assessment with one of our therapists to determine your capacity, set some goals, and develop a plan that will include exercise both in the clinic and at home or at your gym. The class uses a lot of different exercises which include a mixture of body weight, free weights, and machine-based exercises. It is also a great way to meet other motivated people with PD. 

Neurospace offers PD45 classes class twice a week on Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 4:15pm

 

PD60

Our PD60 exercise class is a 60min class suited to people with Parkinson’s disease who experience movement difficulties. It is a circuit-based class that focuses on the amplitude of movement, encompassing functional exercises that focus on the quality and size of your movements as well as resistance and fitness training. This class has a maximum of 4 participants with 1 therapist to ensure you get the support and assistance you need to achieve great quality movements.

PD60 is designed to:

  • Maintain and improve levels of function and independence, which will help to improve a person’s quality of life
  • Use exercise and movement strategies to improve mobility
  • Correct and improve abnormal movement patterns and posture, where possible
  • Maximize muscle strength and joint flexibility
  • Correct and improve posture and balance, and minimize risks of falls

 

Prior to beginning classes, we will work through some assessments to determine your capacity, set some goals, and develop a plan that will include exercise both in the clinic and at home or at your gym. We can adapt the exercises to suit your current level, and you will be encouraged to work as hard as you can. The higher the intensity, the better your movements will be!

Neurospace offers PD60 classes three times a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings at 10:15am.

 

 

Call 02 6162 0450 to book your place today.