Parkinson's Group Class
A group program for those with reduced mobility and stability aimed at improving strength, balance and functional abilities.
The Positive Impact of NeuroGym®’s Parkinson's Group Class
Being active is essential to maintaining physical and mental well-being which can be more difficult with mobility limitations like those associated with Parkinson’s. Canadian guideline for Parkinson disease (2019) recommends “starting exercise as soon as the diagnosis is established.” That exercise improves the ability to perform activities of daily living as well as how people with Parkinson’s disease feel. Our unique equipment and active approach allows participants to safely practice the skills necessary to improve functional mobility, strength and fine-motor control. You can read the full Canadian guideline Here.
Our classes focus on areas recommended by the Canadian guideline for Parkinson disease of balance, mobility, strength and functional task training. Operated and supervised by our highly trained kinesiologists, NeuroGym®s Parkinson’s Group Program goes beyond the conventional strength and mobility training by utilizing our unique tools that provide an enabling environment.
This Class is for Individuals with Parkinson's Looking to Improve
Classes are run three times a week for 60 minutes each. Currently, these sessions are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5pm to 6pm. Sessions will be run using various stations (cardio, strength, balance, mobility, coordination) to maximize efficiency for each participant. Some time will be allotted to target individual goals for each participant. Participants will be assisted by physiotherapy assistants, student interns, and volunteers under the supervision of a registered kinesiologist.
Classes are purchased in three month blocks at a flat rate and operate on a drop in structure.
Before registering for the class an initial assessment with the supervising kinesiologist is required to ensure suitability and safety of participation.
- Participants must be over the age of 18 with a Parkinson’s diagnosis
- Participants must be ambulatory (gait aids such as canes and walkers are permitted)
- Participants must be able to independently transfer between stations
To request an initial assessment with the kinesiologist or for more information use the form below or call us.