Effects of exercise and education for people with Parkinsonism

What is EE for PD?

IRB# 4131EE for PD

What is EE for PD?

A 12-week program of Exercise & Education

With testing of:
  • Cognition
  • Balance
  • Gait
  • MRI Brain Imaging

EE for PD is:

  • Exercise and education specific to PD
  • Safe for all types of Parkinsonism
  • Provided at no cost
  • Led by trained professionals
  • Appropriate for first time to advanced exercisers
  • Friendly and fun!

What type of exercise?

Agility training, quick thinking, balance exercises and walking in small groups.

  • 90 minutes, 3 days a week for 6 weeks

What type of education?

Self-management  program to teach skills to help you take charge of your PD

  • 90 minutes, 1 day a week for 6 weeks

Who can join?

People with Parkinson's disease or other types of Parkinsonism with balance or walking problems.

If you can't commit to the 12-week program or are a healthy control subject, you can still participate. 


Balance Disorders Laboratory