PWR!MOVES

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF FUNCTIONLess

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF FUNCTION


Exercise IS medicine for people with Parkinson's Disease. Recent research indicates that exercise is more than strength, balance, coordination, flexibility or  cardiovascular function. Instead, it is a physiological tool that protects at risk or compromised neurons, and guides brain health, protection, repair and adaptation after a neurodegenerative process occurs (plasticity). 

Once triggered by exercise, these physiological mechanisms have the potential to slow disease

progression of Parkinson's Disease. 


The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center now offers PWR!Moves (Parkinson Wellness Recovery), a Parkinson's Disease-specific training program that maintains or restores deterioration and interference with big movements through sports, fitness and more traditional gym activities. Based on the principles established by LSVT Big and Loud, PWR!Moves encourages problem solving, fast processing and sequencing, challenging the participant with different techniques. 


PWR!Moves focuses on four key skills:

PWR!Up: Posture and Alignment to counteract rigidity, reduce falls and make bigger steps

PWR!Rock: Weight Shifting improves turns, rolls and widens the base of support

PWR!Twist: Trunk Rotation utilizes rhythmic repetition to help reduce rigidity and improve transitional movement

PWR! Step: Transitions to help improve balance and movement from one location to another.


The BASIC4 | PWR!Moves are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). They specifically target “4” skills shown by research to interfere with mobility in people with PD (antigravity extention, weight shifting, axial mobility, and transitional movements).


Exercise IS medicine for people with Parkinson's Disease. Recent research indicates that exercise is more than strength, balance, coordination, flexibility or  cardiovascular function. Instead, it is a physiological tool that protects at risk or compromised neurons, and guides brain health, protection, repair and adaptation after a neurodegenerative process occurs (plasticity). 

Once triggered by exercise, these physiological mechanisms have the potential to slow disease

progression of Parkinson's Disease. 


The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center now offers PWR!Moves (Parkinson Wellness Recovery), a Parkinson's Disease-specific training program that maintains or restores deterioration and interference with big movements through sports, fitness and more traditional gym activities. Based on the principles established by LSVT Big and Loud, PWR!Moves encourages problem solving, fast processing and sequencing, challenging the participant with different techniques. 


PWR!Moves focuses on four key skills:

PWR!Up: Posture and Alignment to counteract rigidity, reduce falls and make bigger steps

PWR!Rock: Weight Shifting improves turns, rolls and widens the base of support

PWR!Twist: Trunk Rotation utilizes rhythmic repetition to help reduce rigidity and improve transitional movement

PWR! Step: Transitions to help improve balance and movement from one location to another.


The BASIC4 | PWR!Moves are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). They specifically target “4” skills shown by research to interfere with mobility in people with PD (antigravity extention, weight shifting, axial mobility, and transitional movements).

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