Can't Stop Me Parkinson's Program- PD Exercise
What is the “Can’t Stop Me” Parkinson’s Program?
“Can’t Stop Me” Parkinson’s Program is a disease specific exercise program focused on impacting participants’ tone, rigidity, and overall function. The program consists of 5 different components designed to slow down disease progression and develop new neuro pathways to improve function. The five components include, PD Dance, High Intensity Exercise, Keep Moving, PD Music, and Rock Steady Boxing. Can’t Stop Me programs will run year round, including 6, 8-week sessions.
Who can participate in the PD Exercise program?
All individuals with Parkinson’s disease are welcome to participate in the PD Exercise program. Modifications will be made for individuals as necessary. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease looking to improve their tone, rigidity, posture, strength, or overall function.
Fall PD Exercise Program
Keep Moving PD Exercise is an exercise class designed specifically to address the common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease, including rigidity, tone, balance, posture, and gait. This program will include PWR! Moves and other PD specific exercises.
Winter 1 PD Exercise Program
Keep Moving PD Exercise is an exercise class designed specifically to address the common symptoms associated with Parkinon’s Disease, including rigidity, tone, balance, posture, and gait. This program will include PWR! Moves and other PD specific exercises.
Why exercise for Parkinson’s Disease?
Exercise, at a high intensity, has been shown to alleviate rigidity and excessive muscle tone for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Individuals should be exercising at a “higher intensity than they believe they can” in order to receive these benefits. Exercise and movement has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease; this is known as neuroprotection. Exercise and movement can create new neuropathways to “bypass” those not functioning well; this is known as neuroplasticity.
What can I expect from PD exercise?
- Aerobic exercise
- Resistance band training
- (Light) weighted exercise
- Balance training
- Flexibility training
What are PWR!Moves?
The high intensity exercise class will include PWR!Moves, administered by a Certified PWR!Moves Instructor. These moves are the core of Parkinson’s Disease specific functional exercise and physical therapy programs. There are 4 basic PWR!Moves that are designed to assist individuals with PD as their basic skills deteriorate, leading to a loss of mobility and function. PWR!Moves can be incorporated into exercise classes, therapy sessions, and everyday daily activities and routines.
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This program was made possible through a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.