Welcome to an archive of our Articles posted to the PWR! Website.

We’ve got new and improved workshop content! We hear you! Since our email last week, we’ve been signing you up and answering great questions. Everyone wants to know to decide whether to take our full two-day certification workshop again or to sign up to recertify. Keep reading to learn more, but either way, we’ve got…

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Introducing our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework 

Introducing our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework It’s definitely time to recertify. We started offering PWR!Moves workshops over a decade ago and we’ve trained over 5,000 therapists! Virtual PWR!Moves Therapist Recertification Workshops are now open for registration! Learn our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework How to implement the PWR!Moves curriculum to deconstruct, rebuild, and retrain…

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A Warm Welcome

We are really excited to welcome back a friendly face in the Department of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies! Amy Holthaus, a physical therapist from Ohio, will be joining our physical therapy team in the middle of June. Amy is joining us all the way from the small town of Fort Loramie, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State…

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New CEO – Kimberly Peute

The Board of Directors of Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Peute as Chief Executive Officer. During her 6-year tenure at PWR!, Kim has held key positions of responsibility and authority including Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She brings to the role a wealth of knowledge about…

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A Mobility Driven Duo

Parkinson Wellness Recovery and Urban Poling: A Mobility Driven Duo Urban Poling offers to PWR! community Click on images to follow us to Urban Poling for these great offers. *offers are subject to change. The above-listed offers were posted on April 20th, 2021, and may adjust on the Urban Poling website.

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Building Strength for Parkinsons Awareness Month

Building Strength for Parkinson’s Awareness Month This month PWR! released the Strength Guided Plan to the PWR! Virtual Experience. Dr. Farley compiled a Research Update for everyone to read regarding strength. 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…

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April 2021 – Specialty Classes on Fridays

Don’t miss our Friday Specialty classes this month for Live Virtual Classes. For Gold or Platinum Virtual members or PWR!Gym local Tucson members Indoor Walking Poles – Friday, April 2nd at 12:30 pm (Arizona time Join Becky for an indoors PWR! Poles exercise class including warm-up, cardio, balance, strength, overground agility, and cooldown. Stay for…

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PWR and the Parkinson’s Foundation Present: Fitness Fridays

The PWR!Gym partners with The Parkinson Foundation for the month of April PWR! is partnering with the Parkinson Foundation to support their PD Health@Home Events, and specifically Fitness Fridays. This month’s PD-tailored workout videos are led by Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) on the following dates. April 2nd Whole Body Strength with PWR! April 9 PWR!…

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Diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Brain Awareness

With American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day in March, Catherine Printz of PWR! has compiled information and tools to learn more about Type 2 Diabetes, understand the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson disease, and to find resources to keep yourself healthy when living with one or both of these diseases.

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PWR! and the Parkinson’s Foundation Exercise Guidelines

PWR! is proud to have been involved in the planning and consulting of this important project to help exercise professionals design programs for people with Parkinson’s that are research-informed. These guidelines will also be used to develop a competency framework to inform educational programming!

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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:…

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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,…

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TAI CHI EASY FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIVING – Wellness Series Sept 2020

TAI CHI EASY FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIVING Speaker: Roxanne Reynolds, Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher September 23, 2020 4:30 – 6:00PM Falls are the most common cause of injury for seniors. Roxanne will share simple tools and solutions to help you live a safer and healthier life. The practice will include…

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Technology Seminar – Wellness Series July 2020

Speaker: Sheryl Lowenhar July 15, 2020 3:00 – 4:30PM TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR Join us on Zoom as Sheryl, founder of 17 Branches, shares how to use technology to your advantage. She will discuss her favorite websites, apps, and devices to make life with Parkinson’s easier. Check out Sheryl’s 17 Branches blog and podcast “The Parkinson’s Experience”…

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Immunotherapy Update for Parkinson’s Disease

We have all have been hearing a lot about immunotherapy recently in the news! Multiple labs around the world, rushing to develop antibodies that would recognize and tag the COVID-19 virus allowing the body’s immune system to recognize and attack this “foreign” substance. But guess what, labs around the world are also rushing to develop…

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My Parkinson’s and the Corona Virus

As I write this note, Covid-19 has just become the leading cause of death in the United States. My first emotion when I realized that the corona virus would envelop the entire United States, as well as the World, was fear…fear for my family’s health, fear for my country and fear of running out of…

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Pivoting to Support During Parkinson’s Month

We (like most other healthcare and fitness facilities) closed our doors to the general population in order to minimize the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus. Like many people throughout the world…We wondered, what do we do now as a company, and as individuals? How do we reach our PWR!Gym members, near and far?…

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PWR! Move of the Month

 PWR! Up to Stand up! Use the PWR!Moves to move in and out of a couch seated and stand position. Emily uses a PWR! Up in the crab position to get in and out of the couch. PWR! lifting hips to scoot in and out. With a PWR! Up to Stand up! Thanks Emily for…

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We are Growing! Looking for New Staff.

We are looking for new staff at PWR! at the location in Tucson. Below are the job descriptions and directions for applying. Thank you for your interest!   Operations Coordinator Parkinson Wellness Recovery | PWR! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and implement worldwide access to cutting-edge, Parkinson disease-specific, neuroplasticity-principled exercise programs…

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Making a PWR!ful Difference – Ginny Olson Richardson

Making A PWR!ful Difference Ginny Olson Richardson This month, we express heartfelt gratitude to Ginny Olson Richardson, a lifelong artist and long-time PWR!Gym member, who is making a PWR!ful difference. Ginny recently decided to do something special to thank to the Parkinson Wellness Recovery family. Having created a sizable collection of her own artwork over…

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PWR! Virtual Wellness Series

Pelvic Floor Helene Bouchard, PT   Bladder problems and incontinence are common among those with Parkinson’s. Helene Bouchard, a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health, will be discussing why Parkinson’s impacts incontinence and what can be done to lessen this problem. She will also be discussing how to lift the taboo that comes along…

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Rock Steady Boxing Tucson at the PWR!Gym

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing program designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease. Research suggests that exercise involving high intensity, large movements, such as boxing, can slow the progression of the disease and decrease the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Our classes include a variety of exercises adapted from boxing drills that work on agility,…

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Jan/Feb 2020 – Nationwide Community Talks

FREE COMMUNITY TALKS Open to the Public Upcoming Community Talks offered: York, PA on January 3rd – Download Flyer Austin, TX on February 14th – Download Flyer For people with Parkinson disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonisms, theircare partners, medical, healthcare, and fitness professionals, and othermembers of the PD community. All are welcome!

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