According to Oxford languages, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, mainly affecting middle-aged and elderly people. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Certified Therapists are PD-specialized physical or occupational therapists who integrate general and specific movements into research-based exercise approaches and task-specific training routines such as dance, boxing, pole walking and gait, agility, and flexibility. They develop and prescribe comprehensive functional amplitude-focused programming to address multiple symptoms and personalized goals and progress the difficulty and complexity of training to adapt for varying disease severity or fitness levels. Dr. Mary Drost, PT, DPT, CEEAA, Darcie Yates, PTA and Rogelio Razo, PTA are all certified PWR!Moves therapists. Dr. Mary Drost is LSVT-Big Certified as well.