PWR!Moves® training targets multiple symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The training emphasizes four, basic PWR! Moves®:
Posture against gravity – countering the small, flexed posture commonly associated with PD
Weight shifting – to improve movement control during mobility
Trunk rotation – to reduce the rigidity with PD that interferes with efficient and coordinated movement
Transition – to improve movement from one position to another (walking, functional transfers, bed mobility, etc.)
Training the Basic 4 PWR! Moves® can occur on the floor, in sitting, or in standing and involves high velocity, large amplitude movement designed to decelerate disease progression. Research shows people with PD can GET BETTER and STAY BETTER with the right exercise!
Carefree PT PWR! Moves® exercise classes are instructed by Gillian Porter, PT, DPT, who has been leading PWR! Moves® exercise classes since 2012. Classes are $10 per person and are held on Tuesdays at 12:30pm and Saturdays at either 10:00AM or TBD, depending on the focus of the class. Please call our office at 480-488-9095 to request more information about the PWR! Moves® classes.
COVID-19 update: As of 04/01/2020, our clinic-based classes are on hold until further notice. In lieu of in-person classes, Gillian will begin posting weekly exercise videos starting the week of 04/27/2020. Click on the purple link below to view the latest PWR Moves® exercise video.