Interview: Michelle King

This interview is with Michelle King,The Executive Director of the King Adult Day Enrichment Program and the Rocky Mountain MS organization. I have  been working with her and her team for 3 years testing our exercises on many of her participants. The interview discusses how we have improved the quality of life in many people Read More …

Success Story: Christine Broadus – Amazing Progress

 One of our most spectacular success stories here at Penn Hills. Our participant’s name is Christine Broadus. She is 75 years old, and was diagnosed with Anoxic En Syndrome. She was unable to get out of her wheelchair, had tremors and balance issues, and weakened and contracted limbs. When she started the class in May Read More …

Exercise: New Prescription for Parkinsons Disease

VOICE OF AMERICA http://www.voanews.com/content/exercise-new-prescription-for-parkinsons-disease/2616831.html Shelley Schlender January 28, 2015 10:45 AM BOULDER, COLORADO— Exercise could be the new prescription for Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. More than six million people worldwide suffer from Parkinsons and they’re traditionally treated with medication and surgery. But 75-year-old Gary Sobel, who was Read More …

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease

When teaching yoga to people with Parkinson’s, focus on postures that encourage opening and extension.  Think more cow, less cat.  Supine poses that use gravity can be included in an effort to reduce kyphosis.  As the population is often older, keeping it gentle and safe is important.  Poses like upward facing dog and plow are Read More …

Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed – by Wendy Christ, E-RYT

Soothing music, a scented candle.  Roll out your yoga mat…..Whoa!  Yoga needn’t be this complicated!  Here are a few great stretches for PWP that you can do while lying in bed.   All you need is 2 pillows.  Consider having someone read these directions to you the first time you do the exercises.  Once you get Read More …

Micrographia Tips

I have had several people with Parkinson’s (PWP’s) recently ask me for tips on overcoming the handwriting challenges experienced with Parkinson’s Disease. Micrographia was one of the first major symptoms I experienced. It not only affected my handwriting, but my ability to tie shoes, brush teeth, play cards, pick up small items, etc. There were Read More …