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

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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PWR! Wellness Series

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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Happy Holiday Lights-PWR!Move

Nancy Nelson’s PWR! Move of the month from last December was so popular that we thought we would bring it back! This fun PWR! Move of the Month includes a pair of great lighted gloves to emphasize your movements. The music and the spirit just add to the fun! We encourage you to have fun…

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AZ event with the Michael J Fox Foundation

We invite you to attend this free event with us! Look for Nancy Nelson and wear your PWR! shirts. Together, we are a PWR!ful group of Parkinson exercise advocates! We look forward to seeing you there. __ Join us in Phoenix, AZ on January 11 at a free @MichaelJFoxFoundation event. #ParkinsonsIQ + You empowers people…

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PWR! Gym Holiday Party

PWR! Gym Holiday Party Thursday, December 19th – 4:00-5:30PM 140 W Ft Lowell Rd, Tucson Please RSVP at 520-591-5346 Get ready for an afternoon of holiday fun! We will have activities such as a photo booth, cookie decorating, snacks, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow members of the PWR!Gym family. We will also have…

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PWR!UP for the PWR!Move of the Month

The PWR! Move of the Month for November 2019: Using your PWR!Up to help you lift your children/grandchildren during the holidays. With the holidays around the corner, you may get the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren. As we all know, when we lift babies and toddlers off of the floor, it…

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PWR! Wellness Series: Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy

Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy Philip R. Johnson, PhD Movement Disorder Alleviation Therapy (MDAT)™, developed by Philip Johnson, is a non-medical intervention for treating motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this presentation, Dr. Johnson will review the protocol for MDAT™, discuss results from two case studies, and present findings…

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PWR!Move of the Month

Our PWR! Move of the month comes from Catherine “Cat” Printz of PWR!

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Happy National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month. At the PWR! Gym, physical therapists play a vital part in guiding your movement, from your initial diagnosis with parkinsonism, throughout your lifetime. Physical therapists are board-certified professionals who are required to have their master’s degree or higher in physical therapy in order to practice. They receive training in…

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“EmPWR” Yourself! – Wellness Series

Dawn Hecht, MS, CCC-SLP will be presenting an educational and informational discussion on the exciting new and affordable choices you have in independent living, assisted living, private care homes and memory support. She will also discuss the TEN important things you must do in the year prior to moving into a retirement home. Be empowered…

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The Victory Summit – Davis Phinney – Foundation for Parkinson’s

Join the Davis Phinney Foundation for a Free Event to help you live well.   Visit the Davis Phinney website to Register or call 1-888-364-6415

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Move of the Month – PWR! Walk

The PWR! Move of the Month for September 2019Our PWR!Move of the month is brought to us by Jennifer Bazan-Wigle. Join Jenn in the PWR!Move as she demonstrates how to make your walking more PWR!ful by incorporating all 4 PWR!Moves. For more about Jennifer, you can visit her PWR!Professionals directory listing here.

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Lots of smiling new faces at PWR!

Welcome to Jenna Munson!! She joins the wonderful PWR! front office team as the Therapy Coordinator. Jenna brings a strong background of customer service in the medical field. She loves to meet new people and see the progress that physical therapy can bring to patients’ lives. She’s looking forward to getting to know our PWR!Gym members. If you have not…

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