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Research Update – Strength Guided Plan

Research Update – Strength Guided Plan Everyone needs to be strong and powerful – but that is particularly true for persons with Parkinson disease (PWP). By definition, bradykinesia interferes with your ability to generate adequate muscle forces to produce big and fast movements1,2. These force deficits are most evident during everyday movements where you need to navigate complex…

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Use the PWR!Moves to walk!

Join Jennifer from the PWR!Gym as she shows you to how to use the PWR!Moves to walk big and strong.

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American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day

Read ahead to learn about Type 2 Diabetes, understand the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson disease, and to find resources to keep yourself healthy when living with one or both of these diseases.

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5 Components to practice meaningful exercise

5 Components to practice meaningful exercise How to Practice Meaningful Exercise:  Today we are going to talk to you a little bit about how we practice in our physical therapy and exercise classes here at the PWR! Gym. 1 It’s important to practice with high physical effort. This means we’re…

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How to use PWR!Up for good posture

Emily shows you how to use your PWR!Up for great posture

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February is National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month Move more – Making Physical Activity Routine To get the most health benefits from exercise and physical activity, you have to work up to higher intensity levels. But, all physical activity counts! And, it doesn’t have to feel like exercise all the time! Overcoming inactivity…

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February 19th : National Caregivers Day

National Caregivers Day: February 19, 2021  At Parkinson Wellness Recovery, we know that having a supportive care partner can be the foundation to having a successful team to combat your PD. A care partner has two jobs: to fullfill their original role as spouse, friend, or child, and also to be…

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Driving and Parkinson’s

Register to Attend Driving with Parkinson’s Speaker: Lea Bertoni, MS, OTR/L, CDRS March 17, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM How long can I keep driving safely with Parkinson’s? How will I know when it’s time to stop driving? These are common questions that arise after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Driving is…

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Join Us for Recharge 2021

JOIN US FOR – PWR!GYM RECHARGE Speakers: PWR!Gym Staff March 3, 2021 4:30 – 6:00PM 2020 was quite the year! Please join us as we reflect on all we accomplished last year and hear about our goals and plans for 2021. If you are new to PWR! or thinking about…

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Ask An Expert – December 2020

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Welcome to Sarah King’s Parkinson’s Booster Program

We are adding The Parkinson’s Booster Program to the PWR! Virtual Experience video library! We are happy to incorporate The Parkinson’s Booster Program, created by Sarah King, PT, DPT, owner of Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness, into the PWR! Virtual Experience for our members. Sarah created the Booster Program after…

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Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s

Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s PWR! Wellness Series 4:30-6:00 pm (Arizona Time) Occupational therapists empower people to increase independence and overall function in daily life activities. Emily Rich, a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist, will share an overview of strategies OTs implement in treating symptoms of PD. She will share strategies for improving…

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Dizziness and Parkinson’s

Speaker: Shelley Hockensmith, PT, Board Certified Neurologic Specialist October 21, 2020 4:30 – 6:00PM Dizziness is a commonly reported symptom by people with Parkinson’s disease. It is important to determine the source in order to treat the dizziness. Shelley will provide information about different types and sources of dizziness, the…

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Tai Chi Easy for Fall Prevention and Healthy Living with Roxanne Reynolds

Roxanne will share simple tools and solutions to help you live a safer and healthier life. The practice will include Tai Chi Easy, Bu Zheng Qigong, power stances, breathing exercises, mindfulness, foot health with self-massage, and much more!

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Virtual Sing-A-Long Returns

At the beginning of the Pandemic, the World Parkinson Congress (WPC) hosted a series of Virtual Sing-A-Longs. They were so much fun and well attended worldwide that the WPC will offer them monthly again

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The Pelvic Floor and Parkinson’s Disease

The Pelvic Floor and Parkinson’s Disease Speaker: Helene Bouchard, PT June 15, 2020 3:00 – 4:30PM Bladder problems and incontinence are common among those with Parkinson’s. Helene Bouchard, a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health, will be discussing why Parkinson’s impacts incontinence and what can be done to lessen…

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