EXERCISE AS MEDICINE NZ

AMPLITUDE

A class specifically for those with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks dopamine producing cells in the substantia-nigra. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that facilitates the conduction of chemical messages from the basal ganglia to the motor cortex; less dopamine means those messages don’t get through as well, which leads to the poverty of movement we typically see with Parkinson’s.

The good news is that if we can get to Parkinson’s people early enough with the right exercise programme, there’s a good chance we can slow down the symptoms of the disease. A neuroplastic exercise programme involves intensity, amplitude (big movements), complexity, balance, coordination, salience, specificity and repetition.

Bottom line: There is no cure for Parkinson’s yet but, if you are prepared to work hard, there’s a good chance you can tame it.

CLASSES

Amplitude is a class specifically for PD people. It runs every Wednesday at 11am at the YMCA Bishopdale. Support people/helpers are very welcome. Cost is $10 per class.

CONTACT

Please contact Tim before attending your first class: tim@eamnz.com or 021 0228 2551