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

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

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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.

The day before that intensive training begins, Dr. Farley will give a two-hour talk in the Redwood Room of the Veterans Memorial Senior Center (1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City 94061) on Friday, April 25th, 1-3pm for anyone in the PD community.

 You must RSVP to Stanford APDA by April 22nd (or earlier) to ensure a seat as space is limited.  Please RSVP via email or phone 650-724-6090.  When you RSVP, give your name, email address (preferable), phone number, and number of people in your party.  This two-hour talk is free.

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