What can you do when your movement disorder gets you TWISTED UP on the OUTSIDE?
Dystonia may be the reason why your muscles twist in ways that you do not want them to. Dystonia is a disorder that causes involuntary, repetitive, twisting muscle movements. It can occur on its own, or with Parkinson disease.
On August 15, 2019, come learn the following:
- What is dystonia?
- How do I know if I have dystonia?
- How can I treat my dystonia?
- What resources exist for me, if I do have dystonia?
The PWR!Gym’s own Director of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies, Catherine Printz, PT, DPT, NCS, will lead the PWR!Gym Wellness Series in an interactive discussion on the details of dystonia, specifically as it relates to Parkinson disease and other types of parkinsonism.
August 15th, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join an interactive discussion with the PWR!Gym’s own Director of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies, Catherine Printz, on the details of dystonia as it relates to Parkinson Disease and other types of parkinsonisms. Dystonia is involuntary, repetitive, twisting muscle movements. Cat specializes in treating movement disorders, atypical parkinsonisms, & dystonias. RSVP to learn more!
About the speaker:
Catherine (Cat) specializes in treating people with movement disorders, including idiopathic Parkinson disease, atypical parkinsonisms, and dystonias. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiological Sciences in 2006, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in 2009. She is board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. She joined the PWR!Gym as a staff physical therapist in 2018, and recently accepted a role as the new Director of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies in 2019.
PWR! Wellness Series:
Dance for PD
Join us and teaching artist, Debbie Braganza, as we experience the mentally, physically, and psychologically stimulating effects of dance! Dance is first and foremost a stimulating mental activity that connects mind to body. Debbie teaches at Dance for PD in Phoenix, AZ, where she uses dance as an effective method for breaking isolation, increasing spatial awareness, and sparking creativity. Sign up today!
**Registration required. Due to limited space for movement, enrollment will be capped at 30.
Our free Wellness Series events are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 4 pm and are open to the public. Please share with or invite anyone in the community who may be interested in or benefit from attending. Please RSVP at 520-591-5346.
Mark Your Calendar to watch live on Youtube. Times listed are in Arizona Time. (Non Daylight Savings).
Navigating the Storm – Tools for Caregivers
June 20th, 2019
4:00 – 5:30PM
Join us and registered nurse,Tani Bahti, as we explore the common challenges faced by care partners for those with progressive illnesses. She will empower individuals with the tools needed to overcome these challenges and provide effective methods of asking for help. Issues of loss, grief, and self-care will be discussed with a focus on ways of enhancing communication. You won’t want to miss it!
Our free Wellness Series events are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month and are open to the public. Please share or invite with anyone in the community who may be interested or benefit from attending. Please RSVP at 520-591-5346.
Mark Your Calendar to watch live on Youtube. Times listed are in Arizona Time. (Non Daylight Savings)
Held at the
140 W Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Free and Open to the public
Last month’s Wellness Series was streamed live on our YouTube channel. This month we will be trying it again. Take a moment now to subscribe for notifications when we go live to watch our upcoming Wellness Series.
Music Therapy for PD
May 16, 2019 4:00-5:30PM
Participating in musical activities is not only enjoyable, but music transcends all ages, cultures and abilities. Research has shown that music affects many areas of the human brain (motor, language and cognitive function) by activating multiple neuro-pathways. Join board-certified music therapist, Sarah Laing, as she discusses and demonstrates various music therapy strategies utilized with people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
**CAUTION: SIDE EFFECT….may cause toe-tapping, hand-clapping, and loud-singing euphoria!
RSVP to PWR!Gym
or by email
Do you have a Parkinson’s specific topic that you would like to learn more about? Let us know, we will consider it for future wellness presentations.
140 W. Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
Documents & Handouts from Series
Please note that some of the wellness series do not have materials available to download. The handout availability depends on the topic and permissions of presenter. Thank you!
Hot Topics in Research, February 15th, 2018
Drs. Becky Farley and Nate McMullen
Speech, Swallowing and Cognition in Parkinson, September 21st, 2017
Janet Hawley, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist, University of Arizona professor
Medical Marijuana and Followup, August and October, 2017
Kathy Inman and Adriana Tysenn
Followup by Dr. Becky Farley
- Cannabis Legalization and the Intended Consequences
- Understanding Cannabis 2017
- For information on methods of consumption please visit SVMMJCC.COM
- We thank Dr. Benzi Kluger for allowing us to present his video at our followup discussion. https://vimeo.com/221356207
The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Thurs, March 16, 2017
- New York Times, Getting Older, Sleeping Less, Jane E. Brody. 1/2017
- Suggested Reading: OPTIMAL HEALTH WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE –MONIQUE L. GIROUX, MD, Therapies for Non-Motor Symptoms, Chapter: SLEEP PROBLEMS page 249
- Suggested Assessments: SCOPA - Scale for Sleep