Current Exercise Concepts for People with Parkinson�s Disease

April 9, 2013 Tim Pazier, PT, MPT

Research over the last several years has shown the positive benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. Participants in physical therapy exercise programs demonstrate improved reaction time and balance, increased endurance and augmented strength. These gains in function can result in decreased falling, more energy to get around the home or community, and ultimately a better quality of life.


Evidence also points to HOW you exercise as an important variable in slowing the disease process. Concepts such as neural priming, movement visualization, whole body exercise, and intensity of practice all contribute to functional gains for people with PD.


Come to Swedish/Issaquah on April 22 to hear about these concepts AND get a chance to practice these exercises in class. The event is FREE. Please call the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation at 206-748-9481 or register online at


Monday, April 22

1-2:30 p.m.


751 N.E. Blakely Dr.

Issaquah, WA 98029

2nd floor Conference Center



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