Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: September 2 – October 28

We are pleased to announce a new course we feel will be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 8 classes follows the effective Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist. These classes directly target foundational skills shown by research to become impaired in PD and that interfere with everyday mobility.

Taught by our own Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified in PWR!Moves instruction, the course involves two parts:

  1. One individual, 1 hour session with the physiotherapist instructing the series. You will be assessed and receive personal instruction to the specific PWR!moves that will allow you to maximize results.  This session will provide you with a personalized strategy to pursue during the group classes and at home.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro, one of our Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who is certified to instruct PRW!Moves

The individual session must be completed by August 28th. The group classes will run from September 2nd to October 28th2015.  Note: There will be no class on September 23rd.

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Summer Series July 7 – August 11

The Summer Series of classes will run from July 7 to August 11.

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the July-August course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca or call (604) 321-5807.

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between June 22 – 30.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Spring Series May 19 – June 23

The Spring Series of classes will run from May 19th to June 23rd. The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.

For more on the course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca.

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between May 11 – 15.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: June 3 – July 22

We are pleased to announce a new course we feel will be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 8 classes follows the effective Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist. These classes directly target foundational skills shown by research to become impaired in PD and that interfere with everyday mobility.

Taught by our own Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified in PWR!Moves instruction, the course involves two parts:

  1. One individual, 1 hour session with the physiotherapist instructing the series. You will be assessed and receive personal instruction to the specific PWR!moves that will allow you to maximize results.  This session will provide you with a personalized strategy to pursue during the group classes and at home.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro, one of our Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who is certified to instruct PRW!Moves

The individual session must be completed by May 27th. The group classes will run from June 3rd to July 22nd2015.

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.

New! Parkinson’s Exercise Course – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves

We are pleased to announce a new course we feel will be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 8 classes follows the effective Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist. These classes directly target foundational skills shown by research to become impaired in PD and that interfere with everyday mobility.

Taught by our own Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified in PWR!Moves instruction, the course involves two parts:

  1. One individual, 1 hour session with the physiotherapist instructing the series. You will be assessed and receive personal instruction to the specific PWR!moves that will allow you to maximize results.  This session will provide you with a personalized strategy to pursue during the group classes and at home.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro, one of our Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who is certified to instruct PRW!Moves

The individual session must be completed by March 18th. The group classes will run from March 25th to  May 13th, 2015.

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Winter Series February 17 – March 24

The Winter Series of classes will run from February 17th to  March 24th.

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the February-March course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between February 2-13.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.

[Note that the dates for the early-summer course are already set to be May 19-June 23. You can also put your name in for that one if you are super-keen!]

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Fall Series November 4 – December 16

The Fall Series of classes will run from November 4th to  December 16th (no class on November 11 due to the Remembrance Day holiday).

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between October 14-17 or October 20-24.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Summer Series May 20 – June 24

The Summer Series of classes will run from May 20th to  June 24th.

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the May-June course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca.

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between May 5-16.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.

Exercise as potent medicine?

An interesting article in the New York Times: Exercise as Potent Medicine, by Gretchen Reynolds (Dec 11, 2013).    It describes how a large-scale study showed that when exercise is evaluated in the same way as drugs, in many cases it provides a similar level of benefit!   One of the study’s authors said: “We are not suggesting that anyone stop taking their medications,” he said. “But maybe people could think long and hard about their lifestyles and talk to their doctors” about whether exercise could and should be incorporated into their care.

Yoga-based group exercise classes for individuals with neurological conditions: Spring Series March 18 – April 22

The Spring Series of classes will run from March 18th to  April 22nd.

The yoga-style classes are led by a physiotherapist and customized for people living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions and injuries. The courses provide personalized instruction and exercise adaptation in a fun, social, small-group setting.  For more on the March-April course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca. [Note that a Summer Series will run May 20 – June 24].

For those who have not taken the classes before there is a mandatory individual assessment to ensure the participant is placed in the appropriate class. The 45 minute session can be booked between March 3 – 14.

You may also be interested in taking a look at an earlier post about a Neuro-Ability clinician’s (Anne Harris) invited article in the PABC Directions journal on those living with and rehabbing from neurological conditions using Yoga and Pilates.