Parkinson’s Exercises

Regular exercise can improve your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, whilst helping to manage your symptoms, reducing stiffness, improving balance, posture and mobility. Keeping physically active will also help to reduce your risk of other heath conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression and some cancers.

The following exercises have been designed to challenge and improve your movement, balance and co-ordination and increase your cardiovascular fitness and lower body strength. Make sure to do the exercises safely and at a pace you are comfortable with. For a whole-body workout, include exercises from our upper body strength exercises, into your routine. These can be found in the relevant section on our website.

IMPORTANT: These are standing exercises. Please read the safety advice at the beginning of each video. To do these safely, you will need some degree of balance and be able to stand without the help of another person. If you feel these exercises are not quite right for you at the moment, please refer to the seated exercise section on our website. If you require further advice about which type of exercise is safe for you, you can request a call from one of our trainers who will be happy to advise you. Make sure to read our advice about exercise and warming up before you begin.

Sit To Stand

Strengthens muscles in the legs, hips and core, helping with standing, movement and balance.

Standing Calf Raise

Strengthens the calf muscles and helps with ankle and leg movement and stability.

Standing Knee Raise

Strengthens muscles of the core and hip and improves posture, balance and movement. Can be done wearing ankle weights.

Standing Leg Curl

Strengthens the hamstrings and helps with stability and movement.

Standing Toe Raise

Strengthens the muscles which lift the foot, and reduce risk of tripping.