Welcome to an archive of our Articles posted to the PWR! Website.
New PWR! Virtual Experience Package coming January 2, 2024, focused on Hands.Read More
Getting up from a chair can be a huge challenge when you have Parkinson disease. And, just like every person’s Parkinson’s is different, so should the strategies you use to help you get up to stand. Join Calli from the PWR!Gym as she shares how to adjust your foot position to help you stand from…Read More
“Bigger steps!” “Walk heel to toe!” “You’re not swinging your arms!” All these are commonly heard and said here at the PWR!Gym. But are these instructions helping? Let’s see what the experts say! As PD-specific specialists, we’re constantly seeking innovative ways to support our clients with Parkinson disease (PD). Gait impairments are one of the…Read More
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at PWR! As a reminder, the gym is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, and there are no live classes. If you feel the need to work off that extra stuffing, the PWR! Virtual Experience is accessible 24/7 at www.exerciseforbrainchange.org.Read More
Thank you to our PWR! Retreat Supporters We want to offer our appreciation to those who support our PWR! Retreat in 2023. Below you will find more information from those individuals and organizations. Dr. Jacob Weiss, PhD – Founder HandEyeBody Academy If you want to find out more about Dr. Weiss and his programs check…Read More
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Falling with Parkinsons – Rising from the Floor Previously we considered how much therapy time is dedicated to actually be on the floor. This article circles back towards rising from the floor, because ultimately what goes down must come back up and goal-directed interventions are important. To help goal writing and therapeutic rationale, here is…Read More
Parkinson’s and Falls – Spending time on the floor Falls. Let’s face it, concern over falls is a substantial component of physical and occupational therapy treatments throughout the spectrum of therapeutic settings. Whether you work in home health, assisted living, outpatient, or acute care, you spend a lot of time considering falls. As clinicians working…Read More
Don’t forget to sign up for our July 8th & 9th PWR!Moves Instructor Certification Workshop! Upcoming PWR! Instructor Workshops Or Link in Bio #pwr4life #parkinson #physicaltherapists #occupationaltherapists #pwrmovesinstructorcertificationworkshopsRead More
Disease-modifying Medicines: Hope or Hype? Part 3 From Dr. Farley I was recently asked to take part in a panel discussion hosted by the European Parkinson Therapy Centre. We were asked to provide rationale for the potential of different “medicines” to change or modify disease progression. The “medicines” discussed included pharmaceuticals, gene therapies, nutrition and…Read More
Do you avoid writing letters, opening jars, and wearing clothing with buttons because it has become more difficult? We use our hands all day to help us with activities like getting dressed, eating, and even communicating with others whether it be mailing a card or sending a text message. You might be doing exercises to improve your leg strength and your endurance, but are you doing any exercises to improve your hand strength, flexibility, and coordination? Read ahead as Calli Hutchison, PT, DPTRead More
Let’s put our phones to good use! Watch as Cat explains how your phone can help you record your symptoms: How to use your phone as your best weapon to record symptoms #parkinson #exerciseforbrainchange #parkinsonsymptoms #pwr4life #phonesRead More
Disease-modifying Medicines: Hope or Hype? From Dr. Farley I was recently asked to take part in a panel discussion hosted by the European Parkinson Therapy Centre. We were asked to provide rationale for the potential of different “medicines” to change or modify disease progression. The “medicines” discussed included pharmaceuticals, gene therapies, nutrition and exercise. There…Read More
Tiene Parkinson y habla español? Apúntese en el programa PWR! Connect | PWR! Conexión, un programa GRATIS de ejercicio para las personas en el sur de Arizona para mejorar sus síntomas de Parkinson. Aprender más: www.pwr4life.org/PWR-connect ——– Do you have Parkinson disease and speak Spanish? Sign up for PWR! Connect | PWR! Conexión, a free…Read More
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LGBTQ+ Adults with Parkinson Disease Dr. McIsaac is recruiting for a qualitative study on the lived experiences regarding Healthcare access of people with Parkinson disease (PD) identifying as LGBTQ+, non-LGBTQ+ people with PD, care partners, and healthcare providers. The study will be looking to interview (by Zoom) people from across the U.S., from urban and rural…Read More
PWR! Supports Moving Day Tucson Parkinson Wellness Recovery is very excited to be a part of a Parkinson’s Foundation event in support of those with Parkinson’s. We are also very honored to have Dr. Farley recognized and honored during the event be the Parkinson’s Foundation Southwest. We hope to see you there! Press Release from…Read More
Let’s have FUN with Function – “Make Function Exercise” Why we do what we do! Ever since my NIH funded research established the importance of intensive whole-body amplitude training as a rehabilitation protocol (LSVT BIG ®) for improving function in persons with Parkinson disease1, I wanted to do more to get at the heart of the mobility and…Read More
Let’s Train Person’s with Parkinson Disease Like Athletes The Parkinson’s Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced new exercise recommendations for Parkinson’s disease on May 25, 2021. The new guidelines adhere to the traditional method of prescribing exercise using the FITT method: an acronym for frequency, intensity, time and type (of exercise). …Read More
We are pretty excited the Pima County Board of Supervisors proclaimed April Parkinsons Awareness Month. We are doing everything we can to get the word out about Parkinson’s𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀? We’d love to hear. Here is more about today’s proclamation https://conta.cc/37l5QYZRead More