Parkinson Exercises Tablet

An app for people with Parkinson’s disease as well as for therapists working with patients as a source of advice and instructions for daily exercise and movements.

Parkinson Exercises Tablet By European Foundation for Health and Exercise
  • Short education videos 
Clinical review Two out of five stars
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Security and privacy Collects medical information: No
Requires login: No
Can be password protected: No
Has a privacy policy: No     
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Available from App website            Google Play                  iTunes
Cost Free

What does the app do?

The app is designed to be used by people with Parkinson’s Disease and other forms of Parkinson’s as well as therapists working with patients as a source of advice and instructions for daily exercise and movements. The app is essentially a series of short educations videos (not really ‘exercises’) that describe techniques for improving walking for people with Parkinson’s. 

For the complete app description, go to App website , Google Play and iTunes or for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Clear videos with generic but clear advice on how to improve some aspects of gait impairment, some functional transfers and a few range of movement exercises for Parkinson’s.

✔ There is also a lengthy document outlining some options and advice for cardio vascular exercise (‘conditioning’) and relaxation.

✔ Fine for some general advice and starting point for those wanting more information on how to self manage.

✘  The name of the app is misleading. Most of the videos are not of ‘exercises’ but are short education videos that describe walking techniques.

✘ There are no dose recommendations at all. 

✘ Videos are mostly of ‘strategies’ with added advice on how to manage some common problems (freezing, bed mobility, sit to stand). 

✘ Advice is very generic and ‘one size fits all’ approach means likely to be relevant only a subset of people with Parkinson’s (early to mid disease stage with mild/mod gait problems). 

✘ This is about as useful as a simple brochure about Parkinson’s but some of info is out of date.

Review details

Date of review: June 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.0.1
Download size: 5.7 MB
Updated on: 2 July 2013