Talking: Physical Activity and Parkinson's Disease

 

 

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurological disease in Australia after dementia. It currently affects approximately 100, 000 Australians.

In this episode of ‘Talking Physio’, Mark Elkins and Allyson Flynn talk about the value of home-based exercise programs in improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. Allyson shares the important findings from her systematic review published in the Journal of Physiotherapy, highlighting the effectiveness of home-based exercise programs in improving balance related activities, gait speed, and the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease.

Allyson Flynn, APAM, is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, investigating physiotherapy service delivery in people with Parkinson’s disease. Allyson also works as a physiotherapy clinical educator at the University of Canberra, where she is responsible for the student-led neurological rehabilitation clinic. To read the full research study published in the Journal of Physiotherapy click here

This podcast is a Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) initiative supported by FlexEze – the exclusive partner of the PRF.

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