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Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials Video

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Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials: Getting Started, Staying Motivated, Seeing Results.

Developed by the Davis Phinney Foundation, this first-of-its kind video provides a range of workouts that can be modified for any level of fitness, from beginner to advanced, and can be performed at home, in a fitness center or out in the community.

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Please note: Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials is only available via video download.

An active lifestyle with regular exercise can have significant benefits for people living with Parkinson’s. Here, at last, is a comprehensive approach to exercise that answers the questions, “How can I exercise with Parkinson’s?” and “What exercise is best?”Parkinson Exercise Essentials DVD

In this video, Matthew P. Ford, PT, PhD provides the guidance to help you get started and shares a range of exercise approaches drawn from research and his deep experience working with members of the Parkinson’s community.

Thirteen men and women of different ages, living with various stages of Parkinson’s disease, demonstrate a range of exercise routines and share their inspiring personal stories with encouragement and first-hand insight into getting started and sticking with it.

More than an “exercise along” video, this program goes one step further and provides a road map that will teach you how to safely progress exercise activities over a period of years in order to help you stay motivated and derive the greatest benefit from your workouts.

The Davis Phinney Foundation’s mission is to help people living with Parkinson’s disease to live well today. This video reflects our dedication to providing information, inspiration and tools to help you be at your best and to make every victory count.

Video Contents Include:

  • Introduction to Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease
    • Benefits
    • Keys to Success
    • Maintaining Momentum
  • Exercising to Live Well with Parkinson’s Disease
    • At Home Workout (Standard and Advanced) with Twice-Weekly Variations
    • Fitness Center Workout
    • Community Walking
    • RX for a Lifetime of Exercise
  • Progressing Your Exercise
  • Moments of Victory®: Inspiring Stories from People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Appendix of Exercise Resources
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