Exercise is an essential treatment for Parkinson’s. That’s why leading organizations are working to understand the most effective activities for managing Parkinson’s symptoms. The organizations below are a sample of resources for exercise for Parkinson’s. Check out the organizations and links below for more information. And join the Power Through Project to track your exercise and earn badges. Sign up for free
Balance Disorders Laboratory at OHSU
The Balance Disorders Laboratory examines how motor signals sent to muscles and sensory information about body position interact to maintain a person’s balance while standing or walking. Visit their website
to participate in research studies to improve our knowledge of safe and effective exercise for Parkinson’s.
BGF medial advisor Laurie Mischley is leading the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Care in Parkinson’s disease study at Bastyr University. By participating in this study, you can help identify the dietary and lifestyle factors that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms. Learn more at the Bastyr University website.
Dance for PD®
Dance for PD® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York and, through a network of partners and associates, in more than 250 other communities in 24 countries. Learn more about Dance for PD® and find classes in your area at https://danceforparkinsons.org.
Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. Learn more about Rock Steady Boxing and find classes in your area at https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/about.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults at risk of falling and people with balance disorders. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, developed the program. Learn more at https://tjqmbb.org.