Evidence Informed Programs

PWR!Moves

Participants will learn a Parkinson’s Disease-specific approach to skill acquisition called PWR! Moves (Parkinson Wellness Recovery). PWR! Moves is a stand alone exercise program for building everyday movement. It is performed with large amplitude, high effort and in multiple positions (floor/sitting/standing). Participants will learn how to use these exercises to target symptoms that interfere with everyday movement.

The PWR! Moves exercises are performed slowly, rhythmically and with sustained effort in a high intensity format. Exercises are performed as fast as possible with repetitive high effort. The exercises are linked together into longer and longer sequences that mimic everyday movements with progression of common dual tasks.

PWR! Classes are held at the Port Orange Family YMCA.

Dance for PD®

In Dance for PD® classes – with the help of professionally trained experts – participants will explore stretching, strengthening muscles, balance and rhythm through instruction and energizing music. No dance experience required.

Thanks to generous support from the Parkinson’s Association of Greater Daytona Beach, this class is offered free of charge.

For more information about Dance for PD or PWR! Moves please contact Matt O’Malia at momalia@vfymca.org or 386-425-5210

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