In people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), physical activity contributes to preserving functions such as gait, balance in standing, and muscle strength, and to ensuring efficient performance of activities of daily living and maintenance of independence.

 

International guidelines recommend that people with neurological diseases should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week.

At the time of diagnosis, physical activity is however on average 1/3 lower in people with PD than people of the same age, without PD.

 

Researchers at the University of Queensland are inviting people with mild-moderate PD to participate in a research project aiming to improve and maintain physical activity levels. The intervention involves group exercise sessions run by a physiotherapist and advice to help monitor and continue physical activity including using commercially available activity monitors. 

 

To find out more, or to volunteer for this research please complete the survey by clicking on this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activeparky

 

Alternatively, you can contact Robyn Lamont on nabresearch@uq.edu.au, or by phoning 07 3365 2779.