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Care partner cues for sit to stand

I have Amy here with me today, and we are going to demo some ways you can help as a care partner or care giver help your loved one or someone you know with Parkinson’s get up from a chair.

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How posture affects walking

I want to talk about how our posture can affect our walking. So, we want to have really good posture to help us be able to take those bigger steps.

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Apps to help you get more out of your exercise!

Calli shares two free apps with you to help you get the most out of your exercise.

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Using a TheraBand for bigger steps

Today I wanted to talk about an easy trick to help people who use a walker to help them walk to get a bigger step length.

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Reiki Breath and Health – Wellness Series

Reiki Breath and Health Wellness Series Speaker: Ann Baldwin, PhD February 16, 2022 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) Recording is available below. Join us on Zoom for: REIKI, BREATH, AND HEALTH Join us as we learn about Reiki from Ann Baldwin, PhD and Reiki Master. She will discuss what Reiki…

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Scooting in the chair with the PWR!Rock

Scooting in your chair with the PWR!Rock Bridget demonstrates two different ways to scoot forward and backward in your chair using the PWR!Rock. Let’s start off with the PWR!Rock as we rock forwards and backwards. Once we get comfortable with this, we can begin to move a little bigger and…

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Turning in the kitchen with the PWR!Step

Turning in the kitchen with the PWR!Step Today we are going to show you how to use your PWR!Step and PWR!Rock to make steady turns. First, start with a nice wide base of support. We then want to rock all of our weight to one side, then move your chest…

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Using trekking poles to safely get up and down from a curb

Using trekking poles to safely get up and down from a curb Hi, I am Cat from the PWR!GYM.  I wanted to share with you today how to use your trekking poles to get up and down off a curb. So, as you know we are huge fans of the…

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Posture and Parkinson – Research and Education

Posture and Parkinson disease This month the PWR! Virtual Experience theme is Posture and it is a great excuse to PWR! Up with some antigravity core strengthening!  As a newborn, you already did the hard work of developing your postural muscles as you struggled to hold your head up in…

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Wellness Series and more 2021 Wrap Up

Wellness Series and Holiday Wrap-Up 2021 In the month of December, we will not be hosting a virtual wellness series. We have gathered together a wrap-up for the end of the year. and some fun holiday events you may be interested in. Have a happy holiday! Can you help us…

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Using PWR!Up to pick up Presents

I know it is that having great posture and great set up will make it so much easier to be able to pick up those presents off the ground, couch or even off the table or wherever you have them in your house.

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Hands and Parkinsons – the Research

Hands and Parkinsons – the Research Do you avoid writing letters, opening jars, and wearing clothing with buttons because it has become more difficult? We use our hands all day to help us with activities like getting dressed, eating, and even communicating with others whether it be mailing a card…

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Deep Brain Stimulation – Wellness Series

Deep Brain Stimulation Wellness Series Speakers: Sudeshna Bose, MD and Eric Rhoden, PT, DPT Wellness Series Summary – Deep Brain Stimulation Q&A Speakers: Sudeshna Bose, MD and Eric Rhoden, PT, DPT   What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)? Surgical option for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that works like a…

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Pole Walking 101 – Virtual Event 2021

Pole Walking 101 Open to the Public Virtual Event for Everyone! The benefits of using walking poles are many particularly for people with Parkinson’s.  The use of poles seems to enable people to adopt a more normal walking gait, with longer and quicker strides. That gait assistance is why poles…

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Advanced Care Planning – Wellness Series

Advanced Care Planning Speakers: Sarah Ascher, M.S. & Jill Putt, M.S. October 20, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) Making health care decisions for yourself or a loved one who is no longer capable of doing so can be overwhelming. It’s so important to get a clear idea about preferences…

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Let’s have FUN with Function – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 This is part 2 of a 2 part series on the research of function. Read Part 1: Learn more about the specific guided plan on function. Our Function Guided Plans are available to begin today! Function Guided Plan – Low Intensity Function Guided Plan – High…

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Let’s have FUN with Function – Part 1

Let’s have FUN with Function – “Make Function Exercise” Part 1 of 2 This is part 1 of a 2 part series on the research of function. Read Part 2: Learn more about the specific guided plan on function. Our Function Guided Plans are available to begin today! Function Guided…

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Voice Aerobics – Wellness Series

Wellness Series: Voice Aerobics Speaker: Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP, Voice Aerobics, LLC September 15, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM Mary Spremulli, owner of Voice Aerobics, will review some of the speech and swallowing symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and discuss some of the available therapy interventions. Participants will also be invited…

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Parkinsons and Hydration

Unfortunately, people with Parkinson disease are more likely to get dehydrated to begin with, and it may cause some serious symptoms.

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New Exercise Guidelines for Parkinson

Wellness Series – New Exercise Guidelines for Parkinson’s Speakers: Becky Farley, PhD, MSPT, PT, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer & Jennifer Bazan-Wigle, PT, DPT, CEEAA August 18, 2021 4:30 – 6:00 PM (AZ time) New exercise recommendations have been released for the Parkinson’s community for exercise professionals! Join Becky and…

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Agility – the ability to start, stop and change direction

Agility – the ability to start, stop and change direction While exercise has been hailed as a new therapeutic intervention in Parkinsons Disease, its efficacy depends on the way it is prescribed and implemented! This requires applying the principles of exercise and sports science to persons with Parkinson disease. One…

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Quality of Life and Parkinsons

Speaker: Mark Higginson, MS, CCC-SLP July 21, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM (AZ time) QOL is one of hundreds of medical acronyms, but at the end of the day, it’s the most important one. Quality of Life should be the driving purpose behind every medical intervention; yet many people with Parkinson’s…

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Moving from your stomach to all 4s using the PWR!Moves

Getting off the floor is tough. Calli shows you how to use your PWR!Moves to get up off of the floor.

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Pulling up the blankets using the PWR!Moves

Follow Calli as she shows you how to use movement to help you pull those tangled blankets up in bed.

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How to use the PWR!Up to put on clothing

Join Calli as she shows you how to use your PWR!Up movements to put on your clothes with greater ease.

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HOME-SHARING – Wellness Series

When Sharon Kha realized she could no longer live alone but didn’t want to move out of her home, she went looking for a creative solution. That’s when she connected with Deborah Knox, who was also looking for a new living situation. Join us as Sharon and Deborah talk about their experience with home-sharing: a way to age in place safely. Come to learn more about “boommates” to decide if it is a good option for you or come to just hear a heartwarming story about finding friendship.

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Life in BALANCE

Living your best life necessitates a life in balance. Part 2 of 2 This is part 2 of a 2 part serious on the research of balance.  Read Part 1: Balance training works for everyone, including you Our Balance Guided Plans are available to begin today! Balance Guided Plan –…

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Balance training works for everyone, including you.

Balance training works for everyone, including you This month in the PWR! Virtual Experience, our theme is “Balance”.  Balance training works for everyone, including you.   Research shows that interventions that target multiple balance control components while progressing the physical and cognitive challenge benefit gait, balance, and function in people with Parkinson disease for up to 6 months, create structural brain changes associated with balance improvements, and help reduce sedentary behavior. This means you will…

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Stay Active!

Emily describes ways to add activity into your everyday life with PD.

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Wellness Series – Living and Learning with Parkinson Disease

LIVING AND LEARNING WITH PARKINSON DISEASE Speaker: Mickey Burke, MS May 19, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:00PM Recording and Wrap-Up Posted Below Learning is something we are all familiar with. As children we learn in school, as adults we learn in our careers, even when retirement comes along we continue…

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