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Are you looking for a more intensive exercise program specific for people with Parkinson's disease? Are you ready to break a sweat? Have you recently completed the LSVT BIG rehabilitation program offered by occupational or physical therapists?

PWR!Moves is a group exercise approach that specifically targets the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, emphasizing small and slow movements. You will learn how to use high effort muscle activation for improved mobility, posture, and balance in everyday functions like walking, turning, rising from a chair or floor, buttoning clothes, and speaking. The activities will be tailored to overcome your personal challenges and limitations. Becky Farley, PT, MS, PhD, creator of LSVT BIG and PWR!Moves, designed this community exercise class to promote early intervention and continuous access to research-based exercise programs.

 

Participation Criteria

Particiapants must be able to

  • walk 100 feet with or without a cane or walker, but without assistance from another person
  • get up and down from the floor with or without the use of a chair, but without assistance from another person
  • understand and follow instructions independently

Some locations of this program are administered in conjunction with Mountainside Fitness. Registration for those locations are taken at the Mountainside Fitness phone number listed below. Other locations, please register through Patty Hatton at (602) 406-3840.

 

Locations

Mesa
Mountainside Fitness
1253 North Greenfield Road
Mondays from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
To register, call (480) 889-1865

Phoenix
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Community Outreach and Wellness Center
240 West Thomas Road, Suite 302
Tuesdays from 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM; September 2 - Nov. 25

Phoenix
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Community Outreach and Wellness Center
240 West Thomas Road, Suite 302
Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM; September 4 - November 20

Scottsdale
Mountainside Fitness
11611 East Saguaro Drive
Wednesdays from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
To register, call (480) 889-8889

Sun City
Mountainside Fitness
15445 West Bell Road
Sun City, Arizona
Wednesdays from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fridays from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
To register, call (623) 889-0374

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