Making Exercise Parkinson’s Specific

A course for exercise professionals who want to make a difference to the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

Exercise for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the World with more than 146,000 people diagnosed in the UK.

Exercise is currently the only disease modifying treatment for this population. Medication will mask symptoms but will not slow progression, EXERCISE WILL!

You have an important role to play in ensuring there is adequate exercise provision for all people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s.

The knowledge and skills in this course can be used within mixed ability classes or you can create exclusive classes and 1 to 1 sessions for this population group.

About the course

The 6 hour course is delivered live and online by Physiotherapists and Parkinson’s exercise experts Maria Lewis & Sally Tawhai from Reach Your Peak.

They will explain Parkinson’s and why exercise benefits the condition. They will teach you the elements and components that exercise needs to contain to be Parkinson’s Specific. We will discuss why people with Parkinson’s struggle to develop an exercise habit and give you a structure to help them for a habit.

This course is designed to enable level 3 fitness professionals* to build on their individual areas of expertise/coaching and apply the principles of Parkinson’s specific exercise to their methods.

*please contact us if you are unsure that your qualification meets the course prerequisites.

The course is made up of 3 modules

You will be provided with opportunities to discuss how Parkinson’s specific exercise can apply to your own work environments and look at example case studies.

On completion of the course you will be provided with a certificate to submit to CIMSPA for the associated 6 CPD points.

Course Date: Friday 20th September

Proudly approved by CIMSPA

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