From Guest Contributor, Dwight Roth - Parkinson's Opportunity: Embracing Fear

from guest contributor, Dwight Roth, a new PD Fighter at the Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center.

Parkinson's Opportunity: Embracing Fear

Parkinson’s is a hideous, horrific disease. Symptoms can include tremor, gait problems, memory loss, and, sometimes, wanting too much of a good thing. The effects of Parkinson’s keep me, in two words, ­off balance in many areas.

Despite this, P.D. gives me the opportunity to grow in positive ways. This growth has granted me entry into positive realms unknown before I was diagnosed. I may experientially know what Shakespeare meant when he wrote about “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” This is good fortune if I can t...

Stick Mobility: Movement & Mobility at the PEWC

Stick Mobility: Movement & Mobility at the PEWC

In early January, the Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center added yet another highly beneficial class to its schedule, Movement & Mobility. Using the liberating method of Stick Mobility, our coaches have been guiding the PD Fighters in expanding their flexibility, range of motion, strength, and coordination.

Nancy Harrington, a PD fighter, said of the class, “I felt opened up and refreshed afterward.” George Weaver has attended many of our Movement & Mobility classes. About its benefits, he said, “I've had muscle spasms in the back and chest for months… I went to my first class getting all of those pulls & stretc...

Introducing the PD Fighters Corner: A New PEWC Blog

Introducing The PD Fighters Corner

With much hope for its future, we introduce The PD Fighters Corner, a new blog from the Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center. This blog will feature insight into the Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Center, collaborations with local PD professionals and nonprofits, and more.

2020 In Retrospect

Any other year, a year-in-review blog might highlight accomplishments, growth, and goals for the next year, but the PEWC, like the rest of the world, has never experienced a year like 2020 before. Though we very much intend to celebrate our accomplishments in this article, we also acknowledge the struggles and losses that accompanied these successes. W...