Exercise

Exercise


Keep on moving!

We offer a free exercise programme for people with Parkinson's to perform at home. All exercises are based on the dual or multitask training method, which addresses common Parkinson's issues by combining voice, movement and cognition tasks. To learn more about this method, the trainers and the programme, please keep scrolling down.

We also carried on preparing dance tutorials that will get you moving to different sounds. And it doesn’t even matter if you miss a step or two, as long as you have a great laugh. Repeat after me: keep it on!

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Coming soon

Coming soon

 

Keep an eye out for new exercise videos, we are working hard on them right now.

Disclaimer: Please consult with your healthcare professional before undertaking any exercise programme. If you engage in these exercises, you agree that you do so at your own risk and are voluntarily participating. None of the parties involved in the development of these works assume liability for any actions resulting from performing the activities in these videos.

The trainers

Josefa Domingos

Josefa Domingos is a physiotherapist specialising in Parkinson’s disease with 15 years of experience working exclusively with people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. As an educator, clinician and researcher, she is currently finishing her PhD on Practicalities of Community Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease at Radboud University Centre (The Netherlands), under the supervision of Professor Bas Bloem. She is also currently the National Health Coordinator of the Portuguese Parkinson Patient Association (APDPk), a Board member of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and coordinator of the rehabilitation working group of the Portuguese Movement Disorder Society (SPDMov).

John Dean

John M Dean, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist specialising in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders since 2007. In addition to ongoing clinical work, he has been involved in numerous Parkinson’s-related projects, including developing networks of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s rehab teams for a national healthcare company in the US; founding award-winning start-ups that build technologies for people living with Parkinson’s; and working for a time as Director of Healthcare Strategy and Technology at the Davis Phinney Foundation, an international Parkinson’s non-profit organisation. He currently leads Triad Health AI, a start-up focused on delivering dual task exercise using smart speakers.

To find out more about Parkinson’s exercise and wellbeing, please visit the EPDA website

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date of preparation: March 2021