Researchers at the University of Queensland are inviting people with PD to participate in a research project aiming to improve and maintain physical activity levels.

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. It is important to maintain physical activity in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), however physical activity in is on average 1/3 lower people with PD at the time of diagnosis than people of the same age, without PD.

Participants will attend three physiotherapy assessment sessions to track symptoms over 6 months. Half of the participants will be randomly allocated to the control and half to the intervention group.

You'll receive:

All participants will receive three free physiotherapy assessments of their Parkinson’s disease.

Participants in the intervention group will receive 12 free group exercise sessions run by a physiotherapist and advice to help monitor and continue physical activity including using commercially available activity monitors.

Eligibility:

People are eligible to participate if they:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (confirmed by a neurologist)
  • Are able to move and walk independently
  • Have not had surgery for their Parkinson’s disease
  • Are medically safe to exercise
  • Are not already meeting the adult guidelines for physical activity

Register your interest:

Complete a short questionnaire to register your interest

Physical Activity in Parkinson's disease: Initial contact survey