Our Neuro Exercise Specialists are trained professionals who specialize in working with individuals with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. We understand the specific motor and non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and how exercise can help manage those symptoms. We are also experts in the use of specific exercises, such as high-intensity interval training and boxing, which have been shown to be effective in improving movement and function. Additionally, we stay up to date on the latest research and developments in the field of exercise and Parkinson’s disease, which allows us to provide the most current and effective exercise programs for our clients.

Our Neuro Exercise Specialists work with clients at all ability levels, taking the time to understand each client’s goals, preferences and limitations and work collaboratively with them to develop exercise programs that are both effective and enjoyable. Our team also recognizes the importance of building a strong rapport with their clients and providing emotional support and encouragement throughout the exercise process.

Our facilities are equipped with specialized equipment, such as our body weight support track system, which enables clients to practice walking without the risk of falling.

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Exercise has also been shown to increase the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that promotes the growth and survival of neurons in the brain. This is important because the loss of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.

What to Expect From Our Parkinson’s Exercises

At Movement Revolution, our Neuro Exercise Specialists work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs, abilities and limitations. Some common goals for individuals with Parkinson’s disease that Movement Revolution may help you work on include:

  • Improving motor symptoms: Parkinson’s disease can cause various motor symptoms, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement. Movement Revolution may design a program to help you improve your movement patterns and reduce your symptoms.
  • Improving balance and coordination: Parkinson’s disease can affect your balance and coordination, increasing your risk of falls. Movement Revolution may work with you to develop exercises to improve your balance and coordination, reduce your risk of falls and improve your overall mobility.
  • Improving strength and flexibility: Parkinson’s disease can lead to weakness and reduced flexibility, making it difficult to perform daily activities. Movement Revolution may design a program to help you improve your strength and flexibility, making it easier for you to perform daily activities.
  • Improving cardiovascular health: Exercise can help improve cardiovascular health, which is important for overall health and well-being. Movement Revolution may design a program to help you improve your cardiovascular fitness through exercises that raise your heart rate and increase your breathing.
  • Improving mood and quality of life: Parkinson’s disease can be challenging and impact your mood and overall quality of life. Exercise has been shown to positively affect mood and improve overall quality of life. Movement Revolution may design a program to help you improve your mood and overall well-being.

The specific goals and treatment plan you will work on will depend on your unique situation and the goals you want to achieve.


“The entire team is so welcoming. They have this spirit about them—it’s not a job; it’s a calling. They know what to do, how to support you, how to make you not afraid. They make you feel like, ‘I can do this.’ ”
—Julia Luft, Parkinson’s

“I can do things physically I couldn’t do before Parkinson’s. This is probably the healthiest I’ve been in my adult life.”
—Kathy McCarthy, Parkinson’s

“The trainers here are experts in their fields and far exceed anything I’ve experienced in the past. I look forward to every session.”
—Neil Richter, Parkinson’s

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no one “best” exercise for Parkinson’s disease, as the most effective exercise program will depend on each individual’s specific needs and abilities. The best exercise for someone with Parkinson’s disease may include a combination of aerobic exercise, strength training and balance exercises.

  • Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercises, such as walking, cycling or swimming, can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce stiffness and improve overall mood.
  • Strength training: Strength training, using weights or resistance bands, can help improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Balance training: Balance exercises, such as standing on one leg or walking heel-to-toe, can help improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
  • Flexibility training: Stretching and flexibility exercises, such as yoga or Tai Chi, can help improve the range of motion and reduce stiffness.
  • Dual-task training: Dual-task training involves combining physical exercise with cognitive tasks and can help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of falls.

To find the right exercise for you, it is important to work with a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or a Neuro Exercise Specialist, who can design an exercise program that is safe and effective for your specific needs and abilities.

It’s completely normal to feel nervous about starting to exercise, especially if you have Parkinson’s disease. However, there are many ways to make exercise more approachable and manageable, even if you have limited mobility or experience with exercise.

One of the most important things to remember is that starting small and progressing gradually is key to success. It’s okay to start with very simple exercises, such as walking or gentle stretching and gradually increase the intensity or duration of the exercise as you become more comfortable and confident.

It’s understandable to be nervous about the cost of a personal trainer or exercise program. However, many resources are available to help make exercise more affordable and accessible. You may want to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover any portion of the cost of a personal trainer or exercise program. Some insurance plans may cover these costs as part of a wellness or disease management program. Investing in your health and well-being through exercise can ultimately reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of life.

It’s important to work with a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or a Neuro Exercise Specialist, to design an exercise program that is safe and effective for your specific needs and abilities. The healthcare professional can provide guidance on proper form and technique to help prevent injury and can help modify the exercise program as needed. Additionally, it’s important to listen to your body and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort. Starting with simple exercises and progressing gradually can also help prevent injury and avoid exacerbating symptoms.

The intensity of exercise should be appropriate for your fitness level and physical abilities. It is important to challenge yourself, but not to the point of exhaustion or pain. Consult with a Neuro Exercise Specialist to discuss the appropriate intensity for you.

Depending on your individual needs, you may be able to do exercises on your own or with the guidance of a healthcare professional. However, working with a Neuro Exercise Specialist can help ensure that you are performing exercises safely and effectively. Some people with Parkinson’s disease may find it helpful to participate in group exercise classes or to exercise with a partner for motivation and support. This can also be a great way to meet others with Parkinson’s disease and build a sense of community.

Yes, there is evidence to suggest that regular exercise can help slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Studies have shown that exercise can improve motor symptoms such as tremors, rigidity and bradykinesia (slowness of movement), as well as non-motor symptoms such as depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances.

No, exercise cannot replace medication prescribed by a healthcare professional for treating Parkinson’s disease. Medications are used to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by replacing the dopamine lost in the brain, while exercise is used to improve overall health and well-being and may help slow the progression of the disease.

However, regular exercise may help improve the effectiveness of medication and overall health and well-being, ultimately leading to reduced healthcare costs and improved quality of life. It’s important to work with your healthcare professional to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medication, exercise and other therapies as needed.

Movement Revolution can provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the management of Parkinson’s disease, with a focus on improving function, reducing symptoms and enhancing the quality of life. Here are some ways we can help:

  • Multidisciplinary approach: Movement Revolution has Neuro Exercise Specialists with specialized training in neurorehabilitation. Our team works together to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. Our staff often works closely with other healthcare providers, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists and physicians, to ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to care. Our team communicates with other providers about progress and adjusts the exercise program as needed to support overall treatment goals.
  • Evidence-based treatments: Movement Revolution offers evidence-based treatments and interventions that have been shown to be effective in improving symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as exercise therapy, gait training and cognitive rehabilitation.
  • Support and education: Parkinson’s disease can be challenging to manage; at Movement Revolution, we can offer support and education for both patients and caregivers. This may include education on Parkinson’s disease and its management, as well as emotional support and resources for coping with the challenges of living with the condition.
  • Community and social support: Movement Revolution often provides opportunities for patients to connect with others living with Parkinson’s disease through support groups, peer mentoring and social activities. This can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide a sense of community and support.

Your Roadmap to Living Stronger

Our comprehensive Parkinson’s assessment includes an objective assessment of your goals, balance, functional ambulation, strength and posture screening, as well as a thorough gait assessment on a treadmill that analyzes the mechanics of each step you take.

Every assessment is unique to your diagnosis and is used to establish your personal goals, objectives and desired physical outcomes.

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