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Neuroplasticity in Parkinson's

This course will give you the introductory theoretical and practical skills to apply the key concepts of this intensive and neuro-active exercise approach immediately in clinical practice. This PD Warrior Course combines levels 1 and 2 to help you build on your knowledge of assessment, exercise prescription and motivational coaching to make a significant difference in people’s lives. It is ideally suited to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and exercise physiologists with experience in Parkinson’s. To date we have now trained over 1000 health professionals and run the program in four countries.

Level 1 is conducted online and comprises FIVE modules. Each module includes webinar content, pre-reading literature and a quiz. You should expect this course to take around 10-15 hours to complete.

Level 2 is the practical workshop and consolidation of the theory into clinical practice. 

What you will learn from this course:

• The latest evidence underpinning intensive and neuro-active exercise prescription

• The pathophysiology of Parkinson’s

• How to tailor exercise effectively for the three different types of Parkinson’s

• The seven core principals of neuroplasticity and how to implement them effectively

• How to deliver the 10 Core Exercises and how to create your own exercise portfolio

• How to create an enriched and motivating exercise environment

• Learn how to empower your patients and create long-term exercise behaviours

• How to assess and treat someone throughout the various stages of Parkinson’s

What is PD Warrior?

PD Warrior is an intensive exercise-based program designed to drive neuroplastic change in people with Parkinson’s. This may be the one course that changes your entire clinical practice for the better. Learn how to improve function, quality of life and long-term exercise behaviour in people with Parkinson’s disease.

“The course made me reflect on all my clinical practice and I know I am a better clinician for it” Alison Wighton, Physiotherapist

Course Founders

Melissa McConaghy, FACP, is a Specialist Neurological Physio and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She holds a Master of Health Science in Neurological Physiotherapy and Grad. Certificate in Public Health. In addition to treating, teaching and researching, Melissa is also author of Amazon Best Seller The New Parkinson’s Treatment: Exercise is Medicine and founder of PD Warrior. 

Lynn Tullock, APAM, is a Neurological Physio and Clinical Director at the Advance Rehab Centre in Sydney. Lynn coordinates the Parkinson’s clinic which has treated over 1000 people since 2012. She is also the co-founder of PD Warrior. 

Delegate costs: 


Organiser name: 
Melissa McConaghy
Organiser telephone: 
+44 1633 412211
Organiser email:


Where & When

5 May 2018
9am to 5pm
Langstone Business Park
Langstone, Newport NP18 2LH
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