Dance Your Bones Strong, Springfield

“Dance Your Bones Strong” incorporates useful moves for building bone strength and preventing falls, into a classic Nia Techniques class with modifiable choreography and lots of coaching for how to personalize what you do.

Instructor: Janet Hollander

Fee Based

Lift Program for Family Caregivers, Albany

Therapist in Session

Lift Program for Family Caregivers

Are you worried about how to help them out of bed or out of a car? Or, do you just want to be prepared for what may lie ahead?

During this hour and a half program, a physical therapist will lead you through the proper and safe techniques to transfer your loved one who has mobility issues due to Parkinson’s disease. This program is intended for family care partners only. 

There will be 5 interactive stations 1) Sit to stand 2) Transfer in and out of bed 3) Transfer in the bathroom 4) Transfers in and out of the car 5) Lastly, how to get up off the floor. Each caregiver will participate, rotating to each station and practicing with other caregivers. You will also learn when it is necessary to seek help.

Led by Kelly Becker, PT, DPT with Synapse Fitness along with other local physical and occupational therapists.

If you have physical limitation, please let the instructors know before class.

If you register and then are unable to attend, please call our office as soon as possible so we are able to allow others to participate in your place 800-426-6806. We anticipate this being an ongoing workshop so there will be other opportunities.

Mindful Movement with Parkinson’s (Floor), Corvallis

The class includes practice and exploration of posture, balance and fall prevention, flexibility and coordination and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Moves. We do seated movement practices and a significant amount of standing and stepping in many directions. We move on the floor in a variety of positions (back, front, side-lying, sitting) as well as in all fours and modified all fours positions.

In each class, we incorporate cognitive challenges, some strength training and address vocal, hand and facial issues.

Instructor: Marg Bartosek

Fee Based

Mindful Movement with Parkinson’s (Seated), Corvallis

The class includes practice and exploration of posture, balance and fall prevention, flexibility and coordination and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Moves. Our pace is appropriate for those with advanced symptoms. We do seated movement practices and some standing, if a student is able to do so safely. We also include vocal, facial and finger dexterity practice, as well as some higher intensity movement.

Instructor: Marg Bartosek

Fee Based

Parkinson’s Exercise Class, Eugene

We work Parkinson’s specific exercises for flexibility and to begin to increase intensity. We then do a partner strength circuit addressing the needs of the participants. We then move into the boxing room for non-contact boxing where we hit heavy bags and speedbags. We work punching combinations for cognitive training, voice work and footwork for balance and agility. Most of all, we have FUN!!

This class is best for individuals that are able to work and move independently. If assistance is needed the instructor will provide a gait belt and you will provide the person to assist you.

Instructor: Lori Havas

Fee Based

Albany Support Group

The Albany support group is for PwP and their supporting family members. This group meets monthly. Participants should contact the group facilitator, Lynn at 541-936-6154 prior to attending first meeting.

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Parkinson’s Exercise Class, Eugene

We work Parkinson’s specific exercises for flexibility and to begin to increase intensity. We then do a partner strength circuit addressing the needs of the participants. We then move into the boxing room for non-contact boxing where we hit heavy bags and speedbags. We work punching combinations for cognitive training, voice work and footwork for balance and agility. Most of all, we have FUN!!

This class is best for individuals that are able to work and move independently. If assistance is needed, the instructor will provide a gait belt and you will provide the person to help you.

Instructor: Lori Havas
$120/month