Parkinson's Active

We've launched Parkinson's Active, a 3 year project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund to develop a Parkinson's physical activity network in Scotland.

There's no cure for Parkinson’s. But there is growing evidence that physical activity may slow its progress. 

Regular physical activity can help manage symptoms, improve your mood and make everyday movements a little easier.

So we've launched Parkinson's Active, the first Parkinson’s Scotland physical activity network. From local physical activity opportunities for people with Parkinson’s, to resources for professionals. We've got everything you need.

Find out more about how the programme has helped people with Parkinson's in Perth thanks to our partners at Live Active and NHS Tayside Parkinsons Nurse and Physiotherapy Team.

    Local exercise opportunities

    Parkinson’s Active is currently working in partnership with leisure trusts across Scotland to deliver a variety of classes online and in-person, specifically for people with Parkinson’s. We're working with:

    Use our lookup tool to find activities near you.

    Parkinson's and physical activity

    One of the biggest challenges to physical activity is knowing where to start, what type of activity is best and where you can access it.

    We've put together some resources and guidance so that you can find the right exercise and support for you, whatever your ability.

    Support for activity providers and health professionals

    In Scotland, we want activity providers and health professionals to feel confident in supporting people with Parkinson's. We have a number of resources to help:

    • Join the Parkinson’s Physical Activity Scotland Network to keep up to date with workshops and guidance.  
    • Sign up to the Exercise Considerations for Parkinson’s workshop. 
    • Find out about our Parkinson's: Physical Activity & Exercise module below.

    For more information on these resources, email [email protected]

    Parkinson's UK in Scotland

    We're here for people with Parkinson's, families, friends and carers in Scotland. Find local support and resources for living with Parkinson's.