This is the first of three webinars in a new “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Your PD Exercise Toolkit” series by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). The speaker is a physical therapist with the APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The focus of the Thursday, October 28th webinar are the basic elements of an effective PD exercise program, whether you’re exercising at home, in the gym, or on the go.
Exercise is essential for anyone living with Parkinson’s disease. This new three-part series of the APDA’s popular program “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA” explores elements of a PD exercise toolkit. You’ll learn how to set yourself up for success when it comes to exercising for PD.
This series will be presented by physical therapists at the APDA’s National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University’s Sargant College. These physical therapists have expertise in working with the PD community.
The first webinar in the series is scheduled for Thursday, October 28th, 10am PT. The speaker is Tim Nordahl, PT, DPT, APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Nordahl will answer questions live during the webinar. The moderator is Teresa Baker, PT, DPT, APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease.
Join the APDA for one, or all, of the upcoming episodes of the “Let’s Keep Moving with APDA: Your PD Exercise Toolkit” (a three-part series):
- October 28: Part One: PD Exercise Fundamentals –– The basic elements of an effective PD exercise program
- November 18: Part Two: Optimal “Dose” of Exercise: How Much is Enough? — How to plan your fitness program so you know how often to exercise and how hard to work
- December 9: Part Three: Maintaining Momentum — How to keep your motivation strong so you stick with your program and make progress
You only need to register once for the series. If you have to miss an episode, you receive notice of the recording.
Dr. Tim Nordahl is a physical therapist at the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, where he provides patient care and participates in research and education activities with persons with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Prior to joining the Center for Neurorehabilitation, he was a senior physical therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where he provided physical therapy to patients with vestibular and balance disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, and a variety of other neurologic conditions. Tim has completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Vestibular Rehabilitation competency course and is a board-certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2011 and has served as a lab instructor of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs at Boston University and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
Related Resources from the APDA
Be Active & Beyond – A Guide to Exercise and Wellness for People with Parkinson’s Disease:This free booklet guides you through exercises designed specifically for people with PD. It includes a daily exercise program, complete with step-by-step instructions and images for clarity, and an exercise log to help you keep track of your efforts.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit: This webinar covers many common questions about exercise for people with PD including the impact of exercise on Parkinson’s disease, the types of exercise to focus on, how to improve strength and balance, and much more.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move: Sometimes it can be tough to get moving. This presentation discusses common barriers to exercise and ways to overcome them so you can incorporate exercise and movement into your life.
Related Resources from the Stanford APDA Information & Referral Center
List of online PD exercise classes