Parkinson's Exercise & Education Programme

Living Well with Parkinson's Exercise & Education Programme

The Living Well with Parkinson’s Exercise and Education programmes commenced in 2018 at the Bon Secours Hospital Cork and is specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s with an additional programme for Young Onset Parkinson’s.  The goal of the programme is to improve your flexibility, balance and strength. Our education sessions will increase your knowledge to empower you to live well with Parkinson’s.

              

The programme is for ten sessions consisting of:

- An individual pre programme assessment with the Physiotherapist and Clinical Nurse Specialist including a questionnaire and simple walk test. This helps us to understand how you are at the moment. 

- Eight two hour group sessions: an exercise class followed by an education session held in the Exercise Gym at the Bon Secours Hospital on a Thursday afternoon.

- An individual post programme assessment can highlight your improvements at the end of the course

 

Following the programme it is hoped that you will have:

  • Improved your flexibility and  balance
  • An increased ability to exercise
  • An increased your  knowledge for living well with Parkinson’s
  • More self confidence for managing with Parkinson’s

 

Education sessions are provided by:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist with a focus on Parkinson’s
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietician
  • Psychologist

 

The programme costs €380.

For further information on the programme and to reserve a place please telephone

Clinical Nurse Specialists: Marjorie 085 872 2472 or Anne 085 887 8389

Office 021 4542807 Ext 2435

Email: neuronurse@bonsecours.ie

Contact for Psychology Services:

Dr Gillian Moore-Groarke contributes to the Living Well with Parkinson's Programme at the Bon Secours Hospital and teaches both techniques of CBT, relaxation therapy, coping and stress management skills to maximize their quality of life. 

Private Clinic Address:  5a Block B, Harley Court, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork

Tel/Fax:  021 4343073
Email:  gmg@eircom.net
Website:  www.irishpsychological.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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