In this episode we discuss specialized Parkinson's programs and the journey to get them started to help thousands of people. Melissa McConaghy, the founder and a visionary leader, shares with us what is PD Warrior and the Insight into PD conference.
Exercise Based Parkinson’s Treatment – Live Brave - PD Warrior
Research articles - PD Warrior
Online Global Conference – INSIGHT 2023 - PD Warrior
Dr. Melissa McConaghy is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist and holds a Master of Health Science (Neurological Physiotherapy). She has been working with Parkinson’s patients for 19 years and was recently awarded Australian Physiotherapist of the Year. As an educator, clinician and author, Melissa is a strong believer in exercise and its importance in the Spemanagement of progressive conditions. In addition to founding and curating the largest ONLINE global Parkinson’s Conference, INSIGHT into PD in 2018, she has authored the Amazon best seller The New Parkinson’s Treatment: Exercise is Medicine and founded PD Warrior, an early intervention approach for treating Parkinson’s disease. PD Warrior has now been taught to thousands of health professionals world-wide and is currently under license in nine countries. She currently sits on the NSW Branch Council of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), is recipient of the ‘Contribution to the Profession Award’ as awarded by the NSW Branch Council and is the past Chair and National Representative of the NSW Neurology Group for the APA.