Workout 1

5 short exercise videos, for people with Parkinson's Disease. You can complete these in the comfort of your home

60 min

These exercises have been designed to be challenging and engaging on purpose, so that you can challenge yourself to repeat them as often as you need, to help improve your individual outcomes.

Remember, consistency is key when it comes to Parkinson's exercise. Start slowly and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts over time. Always listen to your body and rest when necessary.

Physical amplitude workout

Physical capacity exercise with large amplitude and fast total body moves, while challenging your cognitive capacity to divide attention, working memory and visual-vocal negotiation.

Arms and legs working and thinking together

Targeting large amplitude, rhythm, speed of response, selective attention and memory.

Brain exercise

Motor planning, focused attention, memory, and dual task capacity.

Daily-life moves dance-like exercise

Motor planning, focused attention, memory, and dual task capacity.

Breath and voice exercise

Breathing, voice loudness and articulation

To learn more about this method click below.

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.

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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Date of preparation: April 2024