Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Parkinson's Disease and Exercise
Exercise is an important part of home treatment for people
Parkinson's disease. It has benefits in both early and
advanced stages of the disease. Regular exercise can help you:
Exercise can promote a sense of well-being and improve
your mood. For those who have mild Parkinson's symptoms, exercise can also reduce the chance of falling.
physical therapist can help you learn exercises and
stretches to do at home to improve posture, strength, flexibility, and
A physical or occupational therapist can also help you
Other Works Consulted
Canning C, et al. (2015). Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease. Neurology, 84(3): 304–312. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001155. Accessed January 28, 2015.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
Current as ofFebruary 19, 2016
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital