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Your Exercise Plan for Your Parkinson’s

Mike Studer, PT, of Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, discusses how to individualize an activity program that’s reasonable for you to achieve on a daily basis. In this Davis Phinney Foundation Living Well Challenge™ webisode, Mike Studer highlights strength, tremor, balance, posture and rigidity and how to address each symptom with exercises you can directly implement.

6 Comments on “Your Exercise Plan for Your Parkinson’s

    • Richard Pagel

      June 20, 2017 at 7:30 am Reply

      Mike Studer’s webisode is awesome. His discussion of attention and distractions could be expanded to an entire presentation. Attention facilitates conscious control and, more importantly, learning. Parkinson’s does not prevent Hebbian plasticity unless the person is in automatic (habitual) mode. Difficult? YES! but possible.

      • Alex Reinhardt

        June 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

        Thanks for your comment, Richard. Mike’s is a phenomenal physical therapist who continues to show people with Parkinson’s the importance of exercise. It is essential to challenge your mind and body in order to build strength, flexibility, and balance. As Mike stated, by stretching every day and pushing yourself in your exercises, you will begin to notice a remarkable difference with symptoms like fatigue and cognitive ability.

    • Kerry Miller

      March 20, 2018 at 2:17 am Reply

      This webisode is so useful for so many people affected with Parkinsons and getting older! Stretching and flexibility is hugely important for each and every one of us – suffering with PD or no PD. Exercise and stretch. Its fun

      • Alex Reinhardt

        March 21, 2018 at 9:45 am Reply

        We couldn’t agree more! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kerry!

    • Tina Torres

      March 5, 2019 at 12:28 pm Reply

      My father has been diagnosed about a year ago with Parkinson’s. He is hard headed, and doesn’t want to try things, but showed him this, and going to work with him on exercises. He is in late stage 3, but I think it will still help. thank you for posting.

      • Melani Dizon

        March 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm Reply

        Thank you for reading, Tina and for sharing it with your dad.

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