Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program & Treatment
PD Warrior® Sydney
Exercise is important for everyone, but if you have Parkinson’s disease exercise can be vital to help you live the life you want.
What is PD Warrior®?
Royal Rehab Private Hospital is proudly licensed to offer exercise program PD Warrior®, as part of its multidisciplinary rehab program in Sydney.
The PD Warrior® program uses a unique combination of physical and cognitive activities, to drive your brain’s natural ability to re-wire itself through neuroplastic change. This helps to improve bodily movement and to delay the onset of severe symptoms of the disease. Expect success with PD Warrior® – your new exercise regime, support network and motivational coach all in one.
Who can benefit from PD Warrior®?
PD Warrior® was developed by specialist neurological physiotherapists and is designed specifically for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. For those further along in their journey, the program will still be of enormous benefit to you. Your specially trained physiotherapist and exercise physiologist will modify and personalise the program to suit your needs.
What are the benefits of PD Warrior®?
- Move better
- Think better
- Build confidence
- Improve functionality
- Boost in energy levels
- Delay onset of severe symptoms
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?
The four diagnostic symptoms are: tremor, bradykinesia (slowness of voluntary movements), muscle rigidity and postural instability. Other symptoms may include loss of smell, constipation, slowness in thinking, depression, fatigue, changes in speech fluency, micrographia (small handwriting), decrease in speech volume, sleep disturbances and swallowing changes.
The right program for you
PD Warrior® is not the same as working out in the gym, going for a walk or going for a swim. Although these are all examples of good exercise for general fitness, those with Parkinson’s disease need tailored and specific exercises to ultimately see results in physical mobility and functionality.
PD Warrior® incorporates the most current evidence into its program to ensure that you get success and drive the brains natural ability to re-wire itself. Find out more today so you can move better, think better, look better, build your confidence and regain control.
Benefit from our multidisciplinary approach
Royal Rehab Private Hospital is licensed to offer PD Warrior® as part of the Day Rehab program across Sydney. The Day Rehabilitation program is a multidisciplinary approach to physical rehabilitation that includes a minimum of two disciplines personalised to suit your needs. Other services offered by Royal Rehab Private Hospital include LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD, (internationally renowned programs for Parkinson’s disease), Exercise Physiology, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and dietetics.
Each of our Day Rehabilitation programs run for a minimum of 1.5 hours (half day) or up to 3 hours (full day).
Referrals and Funding
To access the Day Rehab program, you will require GP referral and a completed Royal Rehab Private Day program referral form. You may be eligible for full funding through your health fund, third party or stakeholder (DVA, CTP, Workers Compensation), or be willing to self-fund the sessions. Please note, this program can be funded through most major health insurance companies. For more information on PD Warrior® or on our Day Rehabilitation program, please contact (02) 9808 0522 to discuss.