Parkinson DVD


The DVD is sold under auspices of the World Federation for Neurology (WFN) Research Group for Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, chaired by Prof. E.Ch. Wolters.

The DVD 'Home Exercises and movement advice for people with Parkinson's Disease' is the first of it's kind and unique in it's content, design and cinematic quality. 
The DVD is meant for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other forms of Parkinsonism as well as their therapists as a source of advice and instructions for daily exercises and movements.
The DVD contains more than 55 exercises and instructions and is also very useful for healthcare professionals such as physical therapists and occupational therapists.

The advice and exercises have been divided into a number of functional domains that can cause problems in the daily life of Parkinson’s patients. Both scientific research and practical experience are making it increasingly clear that specific exercises and advice can support/provide for improvements in the following domains: 

 * Walking
 * Posture
 * Standing up and sitting down
 * Bed mobility
 * Balance
 * Flexibility
 * Physical condition
 * Relaxation

First, the possible problems that can arise for each domain are listed, for example difficulty with walking, and then the cause of the problem is described. After that, specific advice and exercises are described that can be performed every day in order to improve the existing problem(s). In this way, each patient can choose the specific advice and exercises that are the most applicable for his/her individual situation. See the Demonstration to test drive the DVD.

On the DVD, a 90 pages PDF with single photo instructions is available, with photo's and additional written explanations, advice and  instructions for each exercise. Click here for an example.

There is also a BOOK available in bookstores worldwide called Mobility in Parkinson's Disease, Home Exercises, Transfers And Movement Advice.  The book has more than 60 exercises and instruction with high quality photo's. Click here for more information. 

Additional information:
In the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease and other forms of Parkinsonism, it is generally safe to perform all of the exercises. When the disease is more advanced and problems with balance begin to develop, there is an increased risk of falling when doing activities such as standing, walking and with performing some of the exercises.
The exercises must always be performed safely, so if you have even the smallest doubt, seek the advice of a professional therapist to help you find the appropriate manner in which to perform the exercise(s). Performing the exercises without such advice will always remain at your own risk.

We hope that the exercises help you to experience the joy of physical movement and that the exercises and advice will help to improve the current problems you are having with movement.

This project was made possible by:

Forward Motion Media

The Dutch Parkinson Patient Society

The Prinses Beatrix Fonds


Ohra / Delta-Lloyd

KORG inc.


Vereniging VU Windesheim

VU University Medical