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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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How does Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease help?

Physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease targets symptoms such as stiffness, freezing, small movements, slowness, impaired posture, weakness, imbalance, falls, and difficulty walking. More and more research shows that exercise is important slowing the progression and decreasing the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Furthermore, exercise reduces non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s including anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, fatigue, and constipation. At Balance Therapy, we love to get you functioning at your highest level of fitness and health.


How can exercise classes for Parkinson’s help?

Parkinson’s exercise classes help you manage your Parkinson’s symptoms and provide sustained practice that extend your gains from physical therapy. Group exercise classes are complementary for improving movement, cognition, mood, motivation, and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease. We offer physical therapy and exercise classes that challenge movement and cognitive abilities in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Individual therapy and group classes are held in a fun environment that provides support, community engagement, and accountability to keep you on track.


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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