How can we help?
Treating Parkinson’s to optimise movement, mood, thinking and overall quality of life requires an deep understanding of the primary impairments, pathology of the condition and motivating factors to optimise your rehab program. As the founding site of the internationally acclaimed PD Warrior® program we are leaders in this space, Australia-wide.
Our approach is to use neuroplastic training principles to help you re-train your brain. Most people following this exercise based approach improve their symptom presentation when in the early stages of the condition. The best place to assess and treat you is in our purpose-built rehab gym, however, our home based team can come to your home or place of work to assess and treat you as well.
We have found the best way to get you started is with an intensive introductory program of three to five sessions in the first week. If you live in a rural area, we would suggest you visit with us over 3 days to really help cement the program. Following this, we can support you in a 10 Week Challenge in our centre, your home or via the online support program to help you make those meaningful improvements.
The key thing to remember is you need to get started on a program now. The earlier you start this form of treatment, the more effective it will be in helping you to slow the progression of your symptoms.
During the program, there is a strong focus on self-management ensuring that you know exactly what you need to be doing to continue on with this beneficial exercise approach. You will receive an PD workbook to bring to sessions which discusses aspects of the exercise approach and how to best implement them in everyday life.
What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative condition of the central nervous system affecting primarily the basal ganglia are of the brain. The basal ganglia are associated with a variety of functions including the control of voluntary motor movements, procedural learning, routine behaviours or “habits“, cognition and emotion. Every individual with Parkinson’s disease presents differently, but most people show symptoms including tremor (shaking), rigidity (stiffness), slowness of movement and difficultly walking. These symptoms can be accompanied by problems with sleeping, emotional changes, cognitive changes and other symptoms.
Don’t miss another day getting ahead of your Parkinson’s. Please get in touch now!