WPC Day 2

Well, I made it on time this morning and headed straight for a session called Synchronizing Breath & Movement for Body Alignment and Posture Integrity, a long name for what it calls in parentheses (Chair Yoga).  I did not expect much after seeing "Chair Yoga" and was pleasantly surprised.  We learned a lot of breathing …

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Defined by her Art

Alison Paolini was an artist who happened to have Parkinson's Disease.  Several months ago I was asked to contact her because she wanted to sell some of her artwork to benefit people with Parkinson's Disease.  She had illustrated two books written by Kirk Hall several years ago titled  Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa and Carina and …

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Did Trauma during Childbirth set off her YOPD?

I met Lisa Boyd in boxing classes several months ago.  She is in her late 40's, and it was sad to see her come in to class with a walker.  After a few weeks of exercise, she left the walker behind and began using only a cane.  Like many with Young Onset PD, it took a …

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PT or not PT?

On Sunday, our Inspired Women with Parkinson's in Los Angeles group met with Dr. Ali Elder of [re+active] physical therapy and wellness in Los Angeles.  Dr. Elder spoke to us about the benefits of exercise for People with Parkinson's (PWP) and showed slides of dopamine in the brain before and after exercise.  Exercises can delay the progression …

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