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The goal is control

Parkinson’s group relearns to move, think and enjoy life

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Vera S posted at 10:06 am on Sat, Jul 2, 2011.

    Vera S Posts: 2

    People with these conditions are so inspirational, and continue to improve; I am amazed and get high on their progress!

  • Anne Pringle Burnell posted at 3:24 am on Thu, Jun 23, 2011.

    Anne Pringle Burnell Posts: 1

    Great group, and kudos to Ms. Shury. I work with the chronically ill at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and have seen tremendous progress through exercise. I find resistance bands to be very effective with PD patients.

    I would, however, be very careful having older participant raising both weights above the head at once. Research indicates that there is a risk of fainting or even stroke with this type of exercise.

    I recommend lifting one weight at a time and alternating repetitions.

    Stay strong,
    Anne Pringle Burnell


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