Fighting Parkinson's- One step at a time
Dear Wellness Member,
Welcome to the second edition of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation Wellness Center, a virtual community focused on hope, healing, and wellness for all touched by Parkinson’s.
Last month we visited the New Year’s resolution with the Use it or lose it series of articles.
This month we will continue our focus on exercise with the series, “Fighting Parkinson’s one step at a time”.
? Resolution 2010. Starting an Exercise Program and Sticking with It. Maria Walde-Douglas, PT, a physical therapist at the Struthers Parkinson’s Center in Minneapolis, offers helpful information and tips to start an exercise program.
? Exercise Safely- Avoid Injuries Tips on how to stay safe and avoid physical injury from Sierra Farris, PA-C – a movement disorders and DBS specialist at the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center and an experienced physical trainer.
? Staying Motivated to Exercise Top ten tips for getting and staying motivated, from Susie Roe, MD, a movement disorders specialist at Swedish Hospital.
? Move with a Group- Exercise Programs in Your Community Explore the options to get you up and moving.
Coming in March, our Mind Power series will teach you about the power of the mind and positivity in promoting health and wellbeing with Parkinson’s.
I wish you well as you begin your exercise routine,
Monique L. Giroux, MD
Medical Director, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation