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

PWR! Wellness Series: Mime Over Matter

We apologize, but this month’s Wellness Series is canceled due to illness of the presenter. We wish Rob a speedy recovery and look forward to having him present at a future date! MIME OVER MATTER! PD Tricks from the World of Mime and Circus   November 15, 2018    4:00-5:30PM Come explore basic mime techniques—visualization, articulation…

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Getting up from the ground – PWR!Move of the Month

PWR!  Move of the Month     Getting up from the ground takes a lot of mobility, strength, and sequencing.  The PWR!Step in All 4’s is a great way to practice this skill!  It also makes for a great warmup to decrease rigidity through the hips. Thank you Evan Pierson!  For more about Evan, visit here. 

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PWR! Dine Out

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From Dr. Farley

This article provides scientific support for a pattern that physical therapists who treat people with Parkinson’s routinely observe. These PTs regularly discover that a newly diagnosed client has been living with pain for years, often in the hip, back, shoulders, feet, and/or hands. Furthermore, many clients have recently undergone knee or shoulder surgery, only to find out that the…

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PWR!Gym university interns - neuroscience and physiology

Welcome to Fall 2018 Interns

Welcome to the fall interns! With the start of classes at the University of Arizona comes a new crew of undergraduate PWR! interns. The work these students accomplish during their internships includes helping to provide more programs and services to our members, as well as to further the progress of active research projects. This fall,…

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PWR! October Wellness Series

We’re in this Together: Building PWR!ful Relationships October 18, 2018 4:00-5:30PM The significance of social connections for our overall health cannot be overstated, especially as depression and anxiety are widespread among people with Parkinson disease. We are truly “wired to connect.” Come meet a new member of the PWR!Gym community, Brian McElwain, and join our…

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Rolling over in bed with stiffness and rigidity – PWR! Move of the Month

    Due to stiffness, rigidity and difficulty sequencing rolling over in bed can be problematic. This can contribute to poor sleep and make it hard to get in and out of bed. The Move of the Month is actually a functional flow (linking several PWR!Moves together in a sequence) to help you roll over…

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PWR! in the Park

  On Oct. 6th at PWR! in the Park, we will be kicking off the 2019 Bowden Challenge, in honor of long-time PWR! supporters, Tim and Diane Bowden. This campaign presents all PWR!Gym members, volunteers, board members, and staff, along with friends and family, a chance to follow in Tim’s footsteps – challenging yourself to stay physically fit and mentally…

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From Dr. Farley

This month we bring to you what Dr. Becky Farley is listening to.   “This podcast interviewing Dr. Andrew Weil about his lifelong journey to change healthcare as it is today. The last 3 minutes summarize his insight as one of the original NIH researchers of cannibis working on his thesis in Botany. He is…

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Highlighting Andrea Kress

  Taking a moment to highlight an amazing PWR!Gym staff member Andrea Kress.  An interview with Andrea: How long have you been at the PWR Gym? -I started working at the gym in the spring of 2015. What is your favorite thing about teaching at the PWR Gym? – I love our members and the…

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September PWR! Wellness Series

Chakra Yoga and Sound Healing September 20, 2018 4:00-5:30PM Jovita and Morgana Wallace Learn about a unique program, created by the mother-daughter team of sound pioneer Jovita Wallace and yoga instructor Morgana Wallace Cooper.  Find out how chakra yoga and pure tone quartz crystal bowl vibration may strengthen, transform and align the energy fields –…

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Assist with a Lift from a Seat – PWR!Move of the Month

Practice getting up from a low seat with a PWR! Up and some momentum. Thank you Jennifer Bazan-Wigle. For more about Jennifer, visit her directory here.

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Labor Day, 2018

We are closed on Labor Day September 3rd, 2018

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Interesting Reading

One-item Scale Is Reliable Tool to Assess Fatigue in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds “The one-item Fatigue Visual Analog Scale (VAFS) is a highly consistent and reliable tool to assess fatigue in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and is associated with their quality of life, according to researchers. Their study, “The dimensionality of fatigue in Parkinson’s disease,”…

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August PWR! Dine Out

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August Wellness Series

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) AUGUST 16, 2018 4:00-5:30PM Join Dr. Ying-hui Chou, Director of the Brain Imaging and TMS Lab and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona, for an informal summary and discussion on brain imaging and TMS techniques to improve motor and nonmotor symptoms for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. You will…

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Game Night Fun

Game Night Fun!  Thank you to those who came and enjoyed a fun evening!

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Farewell and Welcome

At the end of June, PWR! said farewell to two of its beloved team members, Julie Evans and Jennifer O’Connor. As COO and eventually as Acting CEO, Julie carried out her duties with warmth, kindness, and a wonderful sense of humor. She will bring these traits to her new role as the Executive Director of…

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PWR!Moves Book

Available on Kindle Pickup the Amazon Kindle version for your summer travels. Purchase Here

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PWR! Twist with a swim stroke – PWR!Move of the month

  Thank you Jennifer Bazan-Wigle. For more about Jennifer, visit her directory here.

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Catch us “On the Air”

Dr. Becky Farley will be hitting the airwaves on “Talk of Tucson” which airs:   Saturday, July 21st, 2018 93.7 KRQ-FM 6:30am 98.3 KOHT-FM  6am 790-AM KNST 6:30am   Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 92.9 KMIY-FM 6am 97.1-FM The Bull 7am 1450-AM Fox Sports 6am   Thank you to iHeartRadio for working with us on getting…

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PWR! Wellness Series

HOW THE GARDEN IN YOUR GUT  IMPACTS YOUR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS July 19, 2018 4:00-5:30PM at the PWR!Gym   Join Nancy Teeter, a registered dietitian, in discussing gut health and how it impacts your life. Eating well will help to improve intestinal motility, your immune system, and sleep among many other things. With 30-plus years…

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Chief Executive Officer Job Announcement

Chief Executive Officer Job Announcement PWR!® is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization based in Tucson, Arizona created to develop and implement worldwide access to proprietary, cutting edge exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease. The exercises are based on principles of neuroplasticity and research that demonstrates how exercise can slow disease progression, improve symptoms, restore function…

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