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Walking lengthens steps and improves walking speed and efficiency

Pole Walking for Parkinson’s disease

Walking with poles is a fun way to engage the whole body, increase arm swing, and promote upright posture and confidence in persons with PD.  Pole walking lengthens steps and improves walking speed and efficiency. This class also utilizes hand held poles for stretching, strengthening, improving balance, confidence, and reducing pain from PD. Walking with poles in a fun atmosphere is a great way to increase endurance in the company of friends. Every one of our Parkinson’s exercise classes is tailored to each individual’s ability and goals. Bring your walking poles and a water bottle to stay hydrated for a one hour combination of warm up stretches, long distance walking, and drills for an efficient total body workout.

Parkinson's Disease Classes

Pole Walking

A fun way to engage the whole body, increase arm swing, and promote upright posture in persons with PD.

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PWR! Moves

A Parkinson's-specific training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements.

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Dance

Explore movement and music in ways that are fun, stimulating, and creative.

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT challenges your cognitive skills, motor skills, and cardiovascular system and improves blood flow in your brain.

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Exercise Essentials for Parkinson’s Disease
by Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT

You don’t have to be a physical therapist to be an expert at exercise. All you need are some clear guidelines, a lot of effort, and little creativity. That’s what it takes to stay on top of your PD symptoms, slow the progression of PD, and enjoy a better life. In this guide, you will learn some tricks of the trade about how and why you should be exercising with PD.

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