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Maintaining Function with Parkinson’s Disease During COVID-19

Navigating Parkinson’s Disease (PD)can be a challenge. However, with the recent Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), staying healthy and safe can be additionally challenging.  To minimize the functional impact that this pandemic has caused on one’s physical and mental well-being, it is important to follow these simple, practical strategies for success.

Exercise videos for PD patients (and others) to do at home

Jillian, an intern with our rehab team, has been making videos for our patients to use during this time when going to rehab in person is not happening. Please watch them in the embedded playlist below. Right now, two are available but more are coming! As is the case with…

Ringing in 2020 with Tourette Syndrome

With 2019 coming to an end and the holiday season wrapping up, we look forward to the New Year of 2020 right around the corner. Traditionally during this time, many individuals and families create a New Year’s Resolutions to ring in the New Year…

Local Parkinson’s Community Fights Back

There has been a growing buzz in the Parkinson community about boxing as a means to combat symptoms and improve function, especially after CBS aired a feature on “Sunday Morning” about Rock Steady. The gyms carryout non-contact boxing fitness curriculum specifically for PD. Rock Steady is a non-profit organization that…

Physical Activities and Tics

We already know the many benefits of exercise on our health, including: Improved physical health Decreased stress Improved mental cognition However, with tic disorders, exercise has been proven to be effective in two other aspects as well. First, in a study completed by Nixon, Glazebrook, Hollis &…

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Exercise is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease and additional neurodegenerative diseases because we continue to discover its “neuroprotective” benefit. What does “neuroprotective” even mean? How can all of the exercise research be translated into everyday life activities? What I like to explain to our patients is that exercise can…

Group Exercise Class for Parkinson’s Patients

Please join the rehab team for group exercise class! Free to all! Class takes place EVERY Thursday evening at 5:15pm, in the café on the 1st floor of the Orthopedics Institute. Class includes stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular exercise, games, guest appearances, and of course a great deal of laughing! *All are welcome, we…