The Hospital Research Foundation Group supports people living with Parkinson’s from their initial diagnosis right to advanced stages of the disease.
Parkinson’s symptoms may include muscle rigidity, tremor, postural instability and bradykinesia (slowness of movement); and non-motor symptoms include pain, sensory changes, changes in the gastrointestinal system, depression and problems with memory, thinking and sleep.
Together with our charity The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s, we provide people living with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular conditions access to services and information to help them live their best life.
Providing occupational therapy, counselling, wellbeing services, support groups and advice for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
Operating a specialised exercise physiology service in Adelaide called the Brain x Body Fitness Studio, which focuses on improving body and brain health through exercise that encourages neuroplasticity.
Running social activities like singing, arts and writing groups to encourage wellbeing, social contact and peer support.
Funding the establishment of a South Australian-first MRI imaging centre which specialises in advanced F-DOPA scanning to facilitate research for Parkinson’s disease.
Supporting a new trial which will allow people to see if laser light therapy can treat some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s!
Running a clinical trial to investigate whether faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can help improve the gut health of people living with Parkinson’s and ease symptoms such as constipation.
Establishing a world-first phone App and website to support people with Young Onset Parkinson’s called YOP-X.
Conducting a trial which aims to address the ‘tug of war’ that is experienced by the brain neurons of people with Parkinson’s with natural venoms from a spider.
Investigating the protein mechanisms that fail in the gut-brain axis driving neurodegeneration.