Physical activity in older adults with mild Parkinsonian signs

A recent study has shown that increased frequency of physical activity is associated with decreased risk of cognitive and motor decline in Parkinsonian clients.

The researchers screened 341 individuals for mild parkinsonian signs, with 130 meeting their criteria. There was a positive association between physical activity, cognitive function and motor performance.

We have seen similar results with the functional programs at Fizzio Clinics. Over the past 3 years, our Parkinsons clients have participated in a program which addresses their balance, strength, flexibility and cardio with high-intensity intervals.

Most clients are completing three sessions per week, one-two supervised and one on their own.

At different stages of their development adjustments to the recovery times and the days between sessions has been required.

Overall, the clients have found these sessions to be useful and have reported a positive experience.