Living Well (Parkinson's Disease)

This program aims to assist people with Parkinson's disease and other related neurological conditions, learn strategies to stay strong, move easily, prevent falls and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Each individual is assessed by the rehabilitation consultant and physiotherapist prior to commencing the program.

The program involves 1 hour of exercise and 30 minutes of education, twice weekly for 8 weeks.

The hour of exercise includes strength training and movement sequencing training.

On completion of the program we anticipate that you will achieve the following:

  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved balance
  • Improved ability to prevent falls
  • Improved general wellbeing
  • People with Parkinson’s disease or related conditions will benefit from attending this program.

    To begin the program all patients must be: medically stable, have a suitable private health insurance cover, have rehabilitation goals and are cognitively able to participate.

    This program involves the following rehabilitation team members:

  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Dietician
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • To access this service:

    Please Download and complete the attached referral form in consultation with your GP or treating specialist and fax to 9474 8956.

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