Parkinson's Exercises at Home

Keep on moving!

Are you looking for Parkinson's exercises at home? You're in the right place. Regular exercise is essential for everyone, but it is particularly important for those living with Parkinson's disease. These exercises may improve mobility, balance and flexibility.

Watch our series of videos above and follow along at your own pace. Set achievable goals and celebrate each milestone you reach.

Also find activities you enjoy and vary your Parkinson's exercises at home to keep it interesting. This could include walking, cycling, dancing, or gardening. Consider joining a local Parkinson's exercise class or connecting with online communities for additional support and inspiration.

Meet 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.

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Before starting any exercise programme, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified physiotherapist. They can ensure the exercises are appropriate for your condition and discuss any necessary modifications.

Ensure your home exercise space is safe and clear of clutter. Remove potential hazards, such as loose rugs or furniture, that might obstruct your movements. You might also find it beneficial to use assistive devices like handrails or grab bars for additional stability.

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


Date of preparation: April 2024