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 Intensity Let’s have FUN with…

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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 Plan – Low Intensity Function…

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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 Jennifer as they summarize the…

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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 of those principles is called…

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Life in BALANCE

Living your best life necessitates a life in balance. In Part 1 of our “Life in BALANCE” research update Dr. Farley described how the process of balance control is complex and infers an equilibrium across multiple physiological systems (i.e., sensory, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cognitive) with environmental and task factors.1-3. Unfortunately for all of us, dysfunction in…

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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 have a better quality of…

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Research Update – Strength Guided Plan

Research Update – Strength Guided Plan To get the most out of your strength-training routines, you need to work at your full cognitive and physical potential. You can get better at what you practice by integrating real-world complexity into your exercise! Read ahead as Dr. Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT  shares the research behind how you can get stronger and fight bradykinesia in everyday life.  Everyone needs…

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February is National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month We had a moment to discuss heart month with Dr. Farley and she was bursting with heart information for us to share with you. Below are some of the items she really wanted everyone to have. Happy Heart Month!! Move more – Making Physical Activity Routine I found this fact…

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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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