Heather Knight, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS, of Creighton University explains different factors that play into our individual risks for falls like tripping hazards, changes in walking surfaces, and poor lighting. In this Davis Phinney Foundation Living Well Challenge™ webisode, Heather discusses what you can do to make your home safer to reduce your risk of falling and to strengthen movement.
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Falling is an ongoing concern for many people with Parkinson’s. New research offers ways to lower your risk.
Learn why your core matters and how to build one that is flexible, strong and coordinated.
Mike Studer discusses how to individualize an activity program that’s reasonable for you to achieve on a daily basis — highlighting strength, tremor, balance, posture and rigidity.
Living with Parkinson’s disease can have wide-reaching effects on your body and impact on your daily life. This panel discussion features diverse perspectives from members of a Parkinson’s care team: movement disorder specialist, physical therapist and neuropsychologist.
In this video, Dr. Peter Wang explores how tai chi can help you exercise your mind and body to improve cognitive and motor function in people with Parkinson’s.
With practical steps you can take regarding medications, nutrition, complementary therapies and exercise, Dr. Claire Henchcliff explains how building your Parkinson’s lifestyle toolkit can improve your quality of life.
In this video, Susan Imke explains how finding and using your signature strengths can help you become a more resilient person and give you the ability to adapt to challenges in Parkinson’s and in your everyday life.
Living well with Parkinson’s is about much more than just managing your symptoms. Check out Davis Phinney’s tips for taking action and living well every day.
Delve into Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with neurosurgeon Dr. David VanSickle to learn more about the technology used, the components placed in patients and why asleep DBS may provide an advantage over awake DBS.
Graham Hughes explores how to maximize the benefits you get from your Parkinson’s medications, as well as managing your needs and expectations.
David Levanthal shares how identifying as a dancer rather than a person with Parkinson’s can liberate you and change your attitude about Parkinson’s.
In this video, Dr. Benzi Kluger addresses some common cognitive and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, including depression, fatigue, social isolation, and much more. Learn more about these symptoms and how to address them with medicine, behavioral changes and complementary therapies.