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Last updated: 10 November 2020

Keep ON Moving

Following the success of the EPDA ExerciseCast, which saw great engagement and participation from all around the world, the EPDA joined forces with our company partner BIAL to produce a new exercise programme for people with Parkinson's to perform at home – Keep ON Moving.

This new series was launched in November 2020, when most European countries are, sadly, again facing a lockdown situation due to COVID-19, and millions of people – including people with Parkinson's – will again need to stay indoors.

EPDA Board member and physiotherapist Josefa Domingos and speech and language therapist John M Dean (both specialised in working exclusively with Parkinson's for more than 15 years) collaborated with the BIAL video team to produce this series of workout videos – aimed at guiding people with Parkinson's in doing exercise at home. All exercises are based on the dual or multitask training method, which addresses common Parkinson's issues by combining voice, movement and cognition tasks. To learn more about this method, the trainers and the programme please visit the Keep ON Moving website.

Each video can be watched separately for a quick practice or in sequence with others, for a longer and more complete workout session.

 

Exercise series 1

The first Keep ON Moving video series was launched on 10 November 2020.

Physical amplitude workout | Exercise 1

In this exercise we will practice:

  • large amplitude movements
  • fast total body movements
  • cognitive capacity
  • working memory
  • visual-vocal interaction.

Arms and legs working and thinking together | Exercise 2

In this exercise we will practice:

  • large amplitude movements
  • rhythm
  • speed of response
  • selective attention
  • memory.

Brain exercise | Exercise 3

In this exercise we will practice:

  • motor planning
  • focused attention
  • memory
  • dual task capacity.

Daily-life moves, dance-like exercise | Exercise 4

In this exercise we will practice:

  • motor planning
  • focused attention
  • memory
  • dual task capacity.

Breath and voice exercise | Exercise 5

In this exercise we will practice:

  • voice production
  • focused attention
  • memory
  • dual task capacity
  • breath and posture.

Watch this space for the second series – to be published in early 2021!

Disclaimer

We encourage you to consult with your healthcare professional before undertaking any exercise programme. If you engage in these exercises, you agree that you do so at your own risk and are voluntarily participating. None of the parties involved in the development of these works assume liability for any actions resulting from performing the activities in these videos.

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