A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Cycling on stationary bikes may provide symptomatic relief for people with Parkinson’s disease, especially if they cycle using what’s described as Forced Exercise, i.e. pedaling at a rate faster than their voluntary cadence.This class is led by a trained instructor who coaches and monitors participants so that they can work towards symptom relief and stronger cardiorespiratory conditioning in a controlled and supportive environment. The group atmosphere in class enhances the experience and encourages the exercise behavior to become routine and part of everyday life.