Hello Valued Readers,
We felt it was appropriate to share some COVID statistics as the new variant makes its way around the globe forcing new shut downs and other measures.
The video below is a Q and A that the American Parkinson's Disease Association created.
The following link also provides up-to-date information on the virus in the USA. LINK HERE.
Please be smart and stay safe out there.
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This weeks video looks at the LSVT BIG Movements presented by the Parkinson's Foundation. This program has been around for a while and is backed by a load of solid research. These movements have become a staple of any exercise program for people with Parkinson's disease. How they are implemented varies depending on who you're working with but no matter how you incorporate them, they have been shown to be helpful at improving movement.
The key component to these movements or any other movement program is that they are performed at least 5x per week. The research is clear that consistency is key.
Comment below with your favorite exercise routines. Do you do the big program? Share with your friends and see what they think.
Try out some of these balance exercises from the National Parkinson's Foundation. Let us know in the comments below what you thought of these!
Check out these easy hand exercises to do to improve your fine motor skills!
Check out the advances in surgical options for Parkinson's Disease.
See what the experts had to say about Deep Brain Stimulation.
Hello everyone! Check out this video about Deep Brain Stimulation from people that have had it done.
Check out the program by the Parkinson's Foundation below:
Check out this video series from the Davis Phinney Foundation For Parkinsons. I don't want this to sound oversimplified, but the key to staying mobile and independent is to keep moving!
Try the exercises shown in these videos, join a gym, consult with a physical therapist, just keep moving!
Comment below with some of your favorite exercises.
While stretching might not be everyone's favorite way to pass time, it is critically important in staying mobile and independent. Some degree of stretching should be included as part of your daily routine.
Check out the video below for a good upper body flexibility routine to try out. Comment below with some of your favorite stretches!
The blog is all about providing useful information for people with Parkinson's Disease, their caregivers, and/or friends. This is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your own health care professional before starting exercise.
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