Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services.

PARKINSON'S EXERCISE CLASSES

Neuro-Ability PWR!Moves

 

 

Summer Series: 

 

1) Tuesday Series (8 classes total): October 3 - November 21


Individual session if required, then 8 group classes. 
Classes: Tuesday nights (5:45-6:45) 
Physiotherapist: Steph Graetz (PT, PWR!Moves certified)
Rehabilitation Assistant: Kathryn van der Linden (dependent upon registration number)
Criteria: Independent ambulation with or without an aid. Minimal assist to transfer from floor to standing. 

 

2) Wednesday Series (8 classes total): August 30 - October 25

Note: No class September 27th

Individual session if required, then 8 group classes. 
Classes: Wednesday nights (5:45-6:45) 
Physiotherapist: Naomi Casiro (PT, PWR!Moves certified)
Rehabilitation Assistant: Kathryn van der Linden (dependent upon registration number)
Criteria: Independent ambulation without an aid. Independent transfer from floor to standing. 

Learn and practice specific evidence-based exercises to target your Parkinson's symptoms.

Work Harder - Do More - Move Bigger and Faster Every Day!

 

A class of people having fun in a class learning to exercise to improve their Parkinson's symptoms A class of people having fun in a class learning to exercise to improve their Parkinson's symptoms A class of people having fun in a class learning to exercise to improve their Parkinson's symptoms

 

Course Components and Costs

This course includes two components:

1) Individual Session (1 session: 60 minutes): COST: $127 
Must be completed by one week before the group classes begin.

  • In this individual session with the physiotherapist instructing the series you will be assessed and receive personal instruction to the specific PWR!moves that will allow you to maximize results.
  • The session will provide you with a personalized strategy to pursue during the group classes and at home.
  • Note: If an individual has participated in a Neuro-Ability Parkinsons Class in the last 8 months they do not need an initial 1:1 sesssion with a physiotherapist.

2) Group Classes: (8x1-hour sessions - 5:45-6:45pm): COST: $156 [$19.50/class]

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to change and be ready to so that you can benefit from the entire class time.

3) PWR!Moves Manual:  $45 if you don't already have one.
The manual will be referred to throughout the course and is required.

What makes these courses special?

A class of people having fun in a class learning to exercise to improve their Parkinson's symptoms

The series of classes follows the effective Parkinson's Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist. These classes directly target foundational skills shown by research to become impaired in PD and that interfere with everyday mobility.

Taught by our own Neuro-Ability physiotherapists who are certified in PWR!Moves instruction, the group classes start with the repetitive training of four foundational skills that underlie everyday function and that become impaired in Parkinson's Disease.

PWR!Moves are always performed with high effort for bigger and faster movements while directing your attention on “how it feels” to use your full movement potential. The emphasis is on learning what “optimal function” feels like so that you learn to move bigger and faster in your everyday life. You will then you be challenged both physically and cognitively so that you “use it and don’t lose it – or use it and improve it.”

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I want to do it! How do I register?

To register, please contact our clinic at 604-321-5807 or email reception@neuro-ability.ca
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  • Payment can be taken over the phone (credit card) or by coming into the clinic in person during receptionist working hours (8:30-5pm) prior to the start date of the class.
  • No drop-ins but we will keep a waiting list.
  • Coverage by Extended Medical Plans:  Note that these classes are taught by a physiotherapist and may be covered by some extended medical plans. It is up to the participant to confirm what their provider will cover.

Cancellation Policy: 

  • If Neuro-Ability cancels a series (e.g., due to not enough sign-ups), clients will be fully refunded
  • 7-day (1 week) advance notice is required for clients cancelling from the series so others have a chance to join
  • If a client misses a class (e.g., due to illness) they will not be refunded. If a funded client does not attend a session, they are personally responsible for payment of the session and the funder will be reimbursed (e.g., ICBC, Worksafe).

Note that with the small class size space is very limited - if you are interested please register early so you won't be disappointed!

A class of people having fun in a class learning to exercise to improve their Parkinson's symptoms

 

More courses for the neuro population are coming soon!

We have several courses in development, but if you have a great idea for a course you would like to take (or teach), please let us know! Email: info@neuro-ability.ca

 

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