Archives for March 2014

April 2014, Guest Speakers/Programs at Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings in Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for April 2014. Here's what's happening at a support group near you.

Exercise as Medicine – Apr 25, 1-3pm, RWC

Exercise as Medicine – Apr 25, 1-3pm, RWC

Becky Farley, PhD, neurorehab specialist and physiologist discusses the benefits of exercise and Parkinson Disease.  Dr. Farley is the founder of Arizona-based Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!).  She developed the LSVT BIG program, a physical therapy program designed for those with PD.  Her talk will address the basic science as she advocates for exercise as a first line of defense in PD. Stanford APDA, in cooperation with Kaiser Permanente (Dr. Ramon Quesdada and PT John Berdoulay) and other community organizations, is hosting Dr. Farley for four days of intensive instruction for PTs, OTs, and fitness instructors.  Our goal is to have more physical therapists, occupational therapists, and fitness professionals trained on exercise for the PD community.

Mar 2014, PD Support Groups Guest Speakers

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for March 2014.  Here's what's happening at a support group near you.