Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two new courses coming up, starting on Wednesday August 30th and Tuesday October 3rd

We are pleased to announce two new courses starting soon. These have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Tuesday Series: October 3 to November 21 (8 classes).
  2. Wednesday Series: August 30 to October 25 (8 classes).

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

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Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two new courses coming up, starting on Tuesday June 6th and Wednesday June 14th

We are pleased to announce two new courses starting soon. These have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Tuesday Series: June 6 to July 25 (8 classes).
  2. Wednesday Series: June 14 to August 2 (8 classes).

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two new courses coming up, starting on Monday March 27th and Tuesday March 28th

We are pleased to announce two new courses starting soon. These have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Monday Series: March 27 to May 29th (8 classes).
    • 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Note: There will be no classes April 17th and May 22nd
    • Taught by Naomi Casiro
  2. Tuesday Series: March 28 to May 16th (8 classes).
  1. For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: A new course coming up, starting on Monday January 6th

We are pleased to announce a course starting soon that has proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Monday Series: January 9th to March 6th (8 classes).
    • 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Note: There will be no classes February 13th
    • Taught by Naomi Casiro

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two courses coming up, starting on Thursday October 27th and Monday November 7th

We are pleased to announce two courses starting soon that have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Monday Series: November 7th – December 19th (7 classes).
    • 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Physiotherapist: Naomi Casiro
  2. Thursday Series: October 27th – December 22nd (8 classes)
    • 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Note: There will be no class December 8th
    • Physiotherapist: Steph Graetz

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two courses coming up, starting on Monday August 29th and Thursday September 1st

We are pleased to announce two courses starting soon that have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro and Steph Graetz, both are Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two series starting soon:

  1. Monday Series: August 29th to October 31st (8 classes).
    • 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Note: There will be no classes September 5 or October 10 (holidays)
  2. Thursday Series: September 1st to October 20th (8 classes)
    • 5:45-6:45 pm

For more information on the course and how to sign up, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca (604-321-5807).

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two courses coming up, starting on Monday June 20th and Friday June 24th

We are pleased to announce two courses starting soon that have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Six to eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro, one of our Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who is certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two winter series starting soon:

  1. Monday Series: January 20th to August 15th (8 classes).
    • 5:30-6:30pm
    • Note: There will be no class on August 1 (BC Day)
  2. Friday Series: June 24th to August 19th (8 classes)
    • 5:30-6:30 pm
    • Note: There will be no class on July 1 (Canada Day).

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

Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Neuro-Ability and PWR!Moves: Two courses coming up starting on Wednesday Dec. 30 and Friday Jan 8th

We are pleased to announce two courses starting soon that have proven to be very useful for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.

The series of 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.
    • This is not required if you have participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinson’s Class in the last 8 months.
  2. Six to eight group classes (1 hour each) taught by Naomi Casiro, one of our Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who is certified to instruct PRW!Moves

There will be two winter series starting soon:

  1. Friday Series: January 8th to February 12th (6 classes).
    • 5:30-6:30pm
  2. Wednesday Series: December 30th to February 24th (8 classes)
    • 5:30-6:30 pm
    • Note: There will be no class on February 17th.

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 January 19th – March 8th

The Winter Series of classes will run from January 19th to March 8th.

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 January-March course sign-ups, see Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact classes@neuro-ability.ca. [Note that a Spring Series will run April 12 – May 31, 2016].

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 January 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 – Research and the Exercise Revolution

Naomi Casiro is spearheading our Parkinson’s Exercise Classes that follow the  Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist.

Naomi gave a presentation to the BC Physiotherapy Association on the program. If you’d like to learn more about the rationale behind the Parkinson’s exercise program, you can watch her presentation on youtube. The hour-long presentation is broken into 3 parts:

PART 1:
PART 2:
PART 3:

 

Let us know what you think!

If you are interested in taking a class, check out our course schedule at:  Neuro-Ability Exercise Classes and contact reception@neuro-ability.ca.