Exercise for patients with Parkinson's disease - physical and mental

Patients who exercise regularly do better as Parkinson’s disease progresses than people who don’t exercise.  Exercise improves a patient’s energy level, mood and sense of well being.  There is no best type of exercise for Parkinson’s disease; it should be what can be done comfortably and safely.  Exercise classes are available through Parkinson’s Resource of Oregon and at multiple locations throughout the city.  If an individual exercise plan is required, patients are referred to a physical therapist.


At Providence Center for Parkinson’s disease, a team of neurologists and therapists work together with patients, coordinating a complete package of care for each of our patients, including highly advanced diagnostics and therapies, rehabilitation and referral to community resources.