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PD Warrior at Southside Physiotherapy Cronulla

Early intervention in Parkinson's

PD Warrior is an early intervention strategy for people who have idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Traditionally exercise prescription has been unable to prevent the number of falls in people or slow the progression of symptoms of people with Parkinson's. Recent evidence has shown that greatly improved results are possible by treating people early - with intensive, amplitude based and multi-tasking training strategies.

PD Warrior can help:

  • Tremor
  • Bradykinesia
  • Post DBS
  • Rigidity
  • Falls

Here's the Channel 10 interview and info session about PD Warrior:


PD Warrior aims to do more than improve general fitness.

It has been designed to drive the neuroplastic ability of the brain, and recover movement impaired by learned non-use. The results from PD Warrior typically show improved quality of life and self-efficacy, more so than medication alone, as well as a reduction in the number of falls people have and occasionally a return to pre-diagnosis activity levels.

Exercise Principles Of PD Warrior

  • Specificity
  • High Effort
  • Power
  • Frequency
  • Complexity
  • Salience
  • Fun


  • Improved Confidence
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Easier Movement
  • Slow Symptom progression

Who PD Warrior is appropriate for

People who are:

  • Ambulatory and low risk of falls
  • Medically stable
  • Stable on their Parkinson's medications

People with severe depression, freezing and falling will be screened carefully prior to entry to the program.

Don't let deconditioning and de-motivation define you. Fight the progression of Parkinson's Disease, become a PD Warrior!

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