Empowering Parkinson's Care: Discover Neuromotion's Specialized Program

Transforming Lives with Tailored Exercise and Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a journey that no one should have to navigate alone. At Neuromotion, we understand the challenges and the impact Parkinson's can have on daily life. This is why we are proud to introduce our specialized Parkinson's Program, designed to offer comprehensive, individualized support to those living with Parkinson’s disease, ensuring they don't just survive but thrive.

Innovative Approach to Parkinson’s Care

The cornerstone of our program is the emphasis on early, proactive intervention. Starting an exercise regimen soon after diagnosis has been scientifically supported to substantially benefit individuals, whether newly diagnosed or living with Parkinson's for years. Our program is tailored to improve both the physical and emotional wellbeing of participants, empowering them to maintain their daily activities with confidence.

Our regimen is built on four fundamental principles:

  • Intensity: Engaging in vigorous exercises that push the limits beyond self-selected effort.
  • Complexity: Incorporating cognitive challenges such as task-switching and dual-task activities to stimulate mental and physical coordination.
  • Continuity: Promoting a lifelong commitment to exercise to achieve and maintain optimal results.
  • Specificity: Creating goal-directed activities customized for each individual’s unique needs.

Comprehensive Treatment Model

We kick off with a free 15-minute consultation to guide individuals towards the right therapeutic approach. Following this, our clients undergo an initial comprehensive assessment with our multi-disciplinary team, including physiotherapists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.

The treatment is intensive: starting with four weeks of targeted therapy sessions occurring three to four times per week, encompassing:

  • High-intensity aerobic training
  • Gait and functional mobility training
  • Balance and strength training
  • Cognitive and speech therapy

To ensure continuity, clients transition to group exercise classes and receive personalized home exercise plans designed to sustain the gains made during one-on-one sessions.

Ongoing Support and Assessment

We believe in the power of continuity and regular reassessment. Our clients return for short-term intensive sessions with their therapists two to four times per year, ensuring that every individual continues to benefit from the latest advancements in Parkinson’s care. Between these sessions, our clients are encouraged to continue exercises at home and participate in community exercise programs.

Education is also a key component of our program, with resources provided to help understand and manage symptoms effectively, such as techniques to address common issues like freezing and shuffling.

Why Choose Neuromotion’s Parkinson’s Program?

Our program is not just about coping with Parkinson’s; it’s about moving beyond limitations and reclaiming a life full of activity, independence, and fulfillment. By integrating scientifically backed methodologies with compassionate care, Neuromotion’s Parkinson’s Program stands out as a leader in comprehensive Parkinson’s care.

Join us at Neuromotion and experience a program that transforms lives, fosters independence, and creates a community of support and empowerment for those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Available at All locations

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting the release of dopamine in the basal ganglia of the brain. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s that we work on at Neuromotion include: bradykinesia (slowness of movement), freezing, rigidity (stiffness), shuffling gait, decreased arm swing while walking, kyphotic (stooped) posture, soft voice, small handwriting, depressed mood, memory loss, and impaired motivation.

Most of our physiotherapists, kinesiologists and athletic therapists have post-graduate certification in Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR) clinician or instructor training. The athletic therapist or physiotherapist will carry out a detailed assessment of every client with PD, after which they will develop a specific treatment plan of one-on-one sessions and a home exercise program. Some clients are referred to an exercise class in the community or at one of our clinics.

There is strong evidence supporting the use of Parkinson’s specific exercise for improving symptoms, improving function, slowing the disease progression, and improving mood, memory and social engagement.

Parkinson’s’ specific exercises and treatments include:

  • Progressive aerobic exercise
  • Large amplitude whole body movements
  • Progressive treadmill training (with or without a harness)
  • Agility training
  • Coordination and balance training
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Pole walking
  • Dual task and cognitive exercises
  • Loud voice practice
  • Dance and rhythm