The PWR!Moves

PWR!Moves are the core of our Parkinson Disease specific functional exercise and physical therapy programs. The Basic 4 PWR!Moves are designed to each target a skill known to deteriorate in people with Parkinson disease, which often lead to loss of mobility and function. The PWR!Moves can be practiced in multiple positions, made progressively more physically and cognitively challenging, and be used differently to target each person’s unique symptoms individually. PWR!Moves help you mitigate symptoms and rebuild functionality, no matter how you incorporate them into your life. They're beneficial in stand-alone group exercise classes, integrated into your daily activities and routines (such as activities of daily living, recreation, sports, and hobbies), in physical and exercise therapy settings. For More information please visit our website at www.pwr4life.org To begin PWR!Moves as a person with Parkinson's visit our website at www.exerciseforbrainchange.org

Introduction to the PWR!Moves

Join Jenn for an introduction to the PWR!Moves.

Prepare

To Prepare join Jennifer as she introduces the PWR!Moves in slowly and rhythmically while focusing your attention on how it feels to move with better quality and range of motion.

Activate

To Activate follow along as Jennifer performs a vigorous whole-body practice of PWR!Moves to help you fight the symptom of bradykinesia and improve your strength, endurance and ability to get on and off the floor.

Flow

Flow with Jennifer as she links PWR!Moves together to improve coordination, progress cognitive challenge and make floor mobility more fluid and efficient.

All Fours

Sitting

Standing

On Your Back

On Your Stomach

Why the PWR!Moves supports those with Parkinson's

Dr. Farley discusses the uniqueness of the PWR!Moves and how it applies to the motor skills that underlie your everyday life skills and how research shows these skills deteriorate with Parkinson's.  As she shows us the basic PWR!Moves, you can see how they can help you to continue to lead a full life in everything you do with Parkinson's.

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