Has Your Gym/Exercise Program Closed? Are You Practicing Social Distancing, But Missing Out On Exercise?
To help the people we serve, Older Adults and People with Parkinson's, we have expanded our Online services to include our Fitness Classes. We want to help these people stay mobile, confident and independent.
This class is good for a variety of individuals, including those that use a walker or a cane. It is also ideal for those who wish to prevent falls and increase functional strength and mobility.
All of the exercises in this class are purposeful in that they are designed to help participants in their day-to-day lives. Emphasis is placed on posture and movements to help increase balance and walking ability.
This class contains a unique blend of physical therapy spinal stabilization exercises, Pilates, pelvic floor strengthening, and yoga. The exercises utilized in this class are performed regularly in physical therapy sessions for patients with back pain. By providing them in a group setting, participants are able to strengthen their back, core, and pelvic floor muscles in order to reduce back pain and muscles in order to reduce back pain and improve balance, posture, and overall ability to move and feel better. Strengthening of the pelvic floor will also help to manage incontinence. This class is perfect for those who wish to strengthen their core muscles to support the spine or for those who already have some back pain.
YogaHab® differs from traditional yoga or yoga therapy because it is delivered by licensed physical therapist. Adaptive Yoga sequences are combined with physical therapy theory, principles and treatment to achieve the physical therapy goals of enhancing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, motor control, kinesthetic senses, and improved posture. The poses that are included are modified and adapted to be safe for seniors managing chronic conditions. YogaHab® is a medically targeted program and it is a very good workout challenging functional strength, posture, ease of movement and balance. YogaHab® differs from restorative Yoga which is more meditative, relaxing and still.
This class is ideal for individuals who use a walker or a cane for balance and stability. It is also perfect for anyone with a history of falling or anyone who needs assist to get up from a chair.
Dynamic standing balance exercises and functional strengthening instruction in standing occur with constant hands on assistance of the therapy staff for safety.
The class is a fun combination of functional strengthening and balance exercises with weights, bands, and balance disc. Exercises are performed at the balance bar and sitting in the chair with assistance.
PWR! Circuit (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery!)
Research suggests that what you do is important. That is why we implement the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery concepts in our class. This class is designed to target and improve issues that people living with Parkinson's experience. Research indicates that "Exercise is Medicine" in decreasing symptoms and slowing physical decline. In this Physical Therapist designed class you will work on helping you make Bigger, Faster, More Coordinated movements to help you live as with the least interference of your motor symptoms in your life.
This Parkinson's specific class, based on the PWR! concepts is a slower paced smaller class that is suitable for people who need this environment. Still all the same research based exercise to allow you to get the most from your exercise program.
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What are people saying
"Participating in the exercises here has been truly a great and rewarding experience for me... they intentionally customize the workouts to fit individual needs. I am already feeling stronger with more flexibility and overall energized. I am always looking forward for my next workout in such a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere!"
Maddy, early 70s- Greenville