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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 fine motor skills needed for: buttoning clothes, tying shoes, writing by hand, and feeding/eating.  She will also share techniques to increase safety in the bathroom, prevent falls, make modifications to conserve energy and decrease fatigue, encourage independence in kitchen tasks and cognitive/thinking skills, achieve restful sleep, and more. Previously Recorded Wellness Series Wellness Series…

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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 inner ear’s role in balance, and physical therapy’s role using vestibular rehabilitation. Previously Recorded Wellness Series Wellness Series Summary: Dizziness and Parkinson’s on 10/21/20 with Shelley Hockensmith, PT, Board Certified Neurologic Specialist  Below is a summary of the presentation  What is dizziness?  Dizziness can be categorized as  Vertigo  Lightheadedness  Disequilibrium   Vertigo  Feeling as if…

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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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