Take part in research

Take part in research

Research into Parkinson’s continues to be on the rise in Australia and internationally.

Taking part in a research project may result in a better understanding of , or better treatment or a potential cure for Parkinson’s.  In some cases, research projects may provide access to new interventions before they are widely available.

Below are current research projects looking for participants

the Integrate program: a program designed to improve the mobility of people with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s NSW awarded grants totalling $300,000 to four prominent researchers at the Support Group Conference Annual Dinner in October 2018.

Dr Natalie Allen, Senior Lecturer – Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney was awarded one of the $100,000 Parkinson’s NSW research grants and is now recruiting volunteers.

The Integrate program is delivered in participant’s homes by physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and runs for 6 months. It includes three components: behavioural modification, environmental modification and exercise.

You may be eligible to participate if you have Parkinson’s disease and:

  • have fallen at least twice in the last 6 months,
  • are able to walk at least 10 metres on your own (with or without a walking aid)
  • do not have any other neurological problems (eg stroke) or uncontrolled health conditions (eg angina)

This study is being conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Sydney, and Neuroscience Research Australia, led by Dr Natalie Allen. All assessments and intervention will be carried out in participant’s homes.

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Contact information:

Name Dr Natalie Allen
Phone 0468 322 724
Email natalie.allen@sydney.edu.au

Parkinson’s stepping study

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and The University of New South Wales are looking for volunteers to take part in the Parkinson’s stepping study.

The aim is to improve voluntary and reactive stepping in people with Parkinson’s , all whilst playing enjoyable games in your own home and attending 3 slips and trips training sessions in NeuRA’s lab (Sydney).

It is hoped the stepping training program done at home and at NeuRA will result in reducing fall risk in people living with Parkinson’s.

Who can be part of this research study?

  • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
  • Living in metropolitan Sydney
  • Willing to commit to the study for 12 weeks

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Contact information:

Name: Paulo Pelicioni
Email: p.pelicioni@neura.edu.au
Phone: 02 9399 1024
Website: www.neura.edu.au

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