Ask the Expert - Freezing of Gait
What is freezing of gait (FOG)? Do I have it? How do I treat it? What triggers FOG?
You may have a lot of questions about freezing of gait (FOG) - an episodic inability to initiate steps that can occur with Parkinson’s disease. Join Jennifer Bazan-Wigle and Amy Holthaus live to answer all your questions about what freezing of gait is and how to manage it.
This event will be recorded for viewing at a later date.
Speakers: Jennifer Bazan-Wigle, PT, DPT, CEEAA and Amy Holthaus, PT, DPT
November 16, 2022
4:30 - 5:30PM (AZ time)
PWR! Wellness Series
Jennifer Bazan-Wigle, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Jennifer Bazan-Wigle has worked in neurological rehabilitation for the entirety of her physical therapy career and has focused on people with Parkinson disease since 2013. She specializes in one-on-one rehabilitation, specifically for those with freezing of gait and advanced PD, and group exercise instruction. Jennifer is a senior member of our professional education faculty and, in addition to delivering countless presentations on PD, has delivered over 70 training workshops across the US and world. In doing so, Jennifer has helped thousands of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and fitness professionals implement evidence-based rehabilitation and group exercise for people with Parkinson disease.
Jenn loves exercising and teaching exercise therapy classes (and even owns more workout clothes than regular clothes!). Jenn teaches all kinds of classes, but you’ll see her most frequently in our cardio and circuit classes.
Jenn offers physical therapy to clients in Arizona and California and wellness consultations to those outside of Arizona and California.
Outside the gym, Jenn and her chocolate lab, Ripp, go hiking every morning, and in the summer months, Ripp adorably finishes up by taking a flying leap into the pool. Jenn also loves music and dancing, cooking, and traveling—two of her favorite trips ever were spent diving in Palau and exploring shrines in Nikko, Japan.
Amy Holthaus, PT, DPT
Amy is a part of the PWR! team all the way from the small town of Fort Loramie, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science in 2018 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy with an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health from The Ohio State University in 2021. Amy completed her final clinical experience at the PWR!Gym and found the experience so fulfilling that she accepted a full-time position as a physical therapist upon graduation. In her free time, Amy enjoys hiking, biking, running, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her niece and nephew!