Stanford Updates Lists of Live, Virtual PD Exercise Classes and PD Exercise Videos

Stanford Updates Lists of Live, Virtual PD Exercise Classes and PD Exercise Videos

To ensure those in the Parkinson's community have options to exercise safely during the Covid-19 health crisis, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach has expanded our lists of live, virtual PD exercise classes and PD exercise videos.  There are lots of options for all levels of mobility. 

APDA’s Free Online PD Training for Fitness Professionals Can Help Families Too

APDA’s Free Online PD Training for Fitness Professionals Can Help Families Too

We at the Stanford APDA (American Parkinson Disease Association) Information & Referral Center recently explored a free online training available from the APDA for fitness professionals to learn more about working with patients who have Parkinson’s disease (PD). Exercise is essential for those living with PD, but not everyone has access to a personal trainer or wellness coach who is already experienced with the disease. This one- to two-hour training can help fitness professionals become familiar with the basic symptoms of PD; understand the benefits clients can receive from exercise; put together useful, appropriate exercise programs at different stages of the disease; and ensure client safety during exercise.  Information in the training can also be helpful for those working out

Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is starting a cycling class for people with Parkinson’s. In each session, a professional cycling instructor guides participants through an hour-long workout on a stationary bike two days per week for 8 consecutive weeks. No previous experience with cycling or spin classes is necessary. The program is free, thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration is required.

“Dance as Treatment” for Parkinson’s Described in Recent Issue of Stanford Magazine

“Dance as Treatment” for Parkinson’s Described in Recent Issue of Stanford Magazine

The recent issue of the "Stanford Magazine" has an article about the value of dance.  The last section of the article addresses the dance for Parkinson's class at Stanford.

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program (NSCP) Has Published Its Calendar of Services, July–December 2018

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program (NSCP) Has Published Its Calendar of Services, July–December 2018

Stanford's NSCP has just published its calendar of lectures, support group meetings, workshops, exercise and fitness classes, and fall prevention classes for the second half of 2018.

Chair Yoga Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am

Chair Yoga Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am

This chair yoga class -- meeting for over two years -- is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. The class is free and open to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive care.

Mat Yoga Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Fridays, 10:45-11:30am

Mat Yoga Class at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Fridays, 10:45-11:30am

This mat yoga class -- meeting for over a year -- is designed for clients who can get up and down without another person's assistance. The class is free and open to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive care, and caregivers.

Qi Gong and Parkinson’s Exercise Classes begin August 2nd, 3rd at Stanford’s Neuroscience Health Center

Qi Gong and Parkinson’s Exercise Classes begin August 2nd, 3rd at Stanford’s Neuroscience Health Center

Two new classes will be offered beginning in early August in the Wellness Room 1511, Stanford Neuroscience Health Center. Qi Gong for Vitality, offered every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 PM, begins on August 2nd and welcomes walk ins. Parkinson's Exercise Class, offered every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM, and again from 3:00-4:00PM begins on August 3rd and requires pre-registration. All classes are free.

Master Dance for PD Class with David Leventhal at Stanford, Friday, April 28th

Master Dance for PD Class with David Leventhal at Stanford, Friday, April 28th

Join David Leventhal, Director, Dance for PD, as he leads a master class of Dance for PD. The class will be held at the  Roble Dance Studio 113, 375 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305, from 1:30-2:45pm on Friday, April 28th. Parking is available at the nearby Roble Field Garage , 320 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305.

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

The winter issue of Stanford Medicine features an article on Dance for PD, a program that offers dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease.  “As physicians, we stress the importance of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation to our patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford neurologist, said. “Dance for PD gives them all three. But it is much more than a possible therapy or treatment; the PD dancers have told us this type of dance restores their self-image and brings them joy.”