9zest Parkinson's Therapy & Exercises

An app for people with early to mid disease stage Parkinson’s disease wanting support at home to carry out basic exercises that may assist in the management of their condition.

Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.

9zest Parkinson's Therapy & Exercises By 9zest 
  • Exercise plans for Parkinson’s
  • Progress tracking
  • Goal setting 
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information: Yes (outcome of assessments, questionnaire on basic abilities falls etc)  
  • require a login: Yes
  • have password protection: Unsure
  • have a privacy policy: Yes
  • require internet access: Yes

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Cost Cost: free (basic); paid (upgrade) 

What does the app do?

This app is for people with early to mid-disease stage Parkinson’s wanting support at home to carry out basic exercises that may assist in the management of their condition. The app aims to encourage physical activity level through structured exercise and improve compliance with and execution of exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist or exercise professional. The app may also be helpful to physiotherapists or exercise professionals working with people with Parkinson’s, as an adjunct to helping patients carry out exercises.

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


✔ The app claims its exercises use principles of neuroplasticity (repetition, complexity, saliency).

✔ Has tracking and goal planning features.

✔ Exercises appear easy to follow, well described and of adequate repetition. Many of the exercises came with examples of how to modify the exercise (make harder/easier) if required.

✔ The background information on the app cites Terry Ellis as a contributor to the content and she is an acknowledged expert in the field of physical activity and physiotherapy for Parkinson’s.

✘ The app is quite expensive ($21.49 per month or yearly subscription of $129.99). It is a bit unclear what features you gain with the paid version – it seems the free version only offers two sample exercise plans (Sample work-out and Holistic Parkinson’s). 

✘ Has advertising video included in app to promote and encourage subscription which seems to show before and after videos of people with Parkinson’s. However, there is no context to these videos (eg, after using the app, for how long, at what intensity/dosage) and they may be misleading.

Review details

Date of review: June 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 3.2.2
Download size: 
Updated on: 3 October 2018

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