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Are There Specific Exercises PD Patients Should Do?

Are There Specific Exercises PD Patients Should Do?

My husband was diagnosed in December at age 69. He has been going to the gym -- mostly walking on the treadmill and using the rowing machine. I'm wondering if there are specific exercises he should be doing and if a trainer would help. Thank you and warm wishes for your journey.

posted March 6
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Can’t speak highly enough about the “BIG” exercise program. Requires a Dr.s prescription and a “certified “ physical therapist to help you learn how to do the exercises correctly BUT VERY VERY helpful

posted August 7
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My physical therapist had me doing the big and loud exercises. Then I joined the warm water exercises at our YMCA and that's basically what they do in the warm water. I do that for one hour three times a week. I'd like to know if that's even enough exercise

posted March 17
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with PD who start exercising earlier and a minimum of 2.5 hours a week, experience a slowed decline in quality of life compared to those who start later.
help manage the symptoms of PD, be sure your exercise program includes a few key ingredients:

Aerobic activity
Strength training
Balance, agility and multitasking
Flexibility
The Parkinson's Foundation, in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, created new Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise recommendations to ensure that people with Parkinson’s are receiving safe and effective exercise programs and instruction.
Read more https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkins...

posted March 6
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

You can Google any info you want about anything related to Parkinson.

https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkins...
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posted March 7
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

There is also an on-line group that offers parkinsons focused exercises everyday via You -Tube. The organization is called Power for Parkinsons .They are amazing. Check them out -- www.powerforparkinsons.org

posted August 8 (edited)

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