Many people receiving a diagnosis of PD are relegated to few options to help control the symptoms of their disease; the two most common are medications and DBS (deep brain stimulation). If they are lucky, their doctor will tell them they should include an exercise program into their weekly routine, but that’s as far as it goes.
However, research studies have identified that WHAT you do and HOW you do it is important to promote brain health and repair. The training of large amplitude FUNctional movement, the practice of high effort, and sensory awareness are essential components of any exercise program for people with PD, along with other neuroplasticity-principled components needed to fully address all the motor, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of Parkinson disease.
Dr. Farley, with over 30 years of experience in neurorehabilitation, has integrated ALL of these essential exercise components into one comprehensive program to ensure the foundations of PD-specific exercise can be implemented throughout the Parkinson’s community. The PWR!Program, through PWR!moves™, directly addresses these motor and cognitive issues through 4 foundational movements established as the building blocks of FUNction. These MOVES can be used as a stand-alone exercise program but more importantly, these principles can be implemented into ANY exercise program.