Exercise as Medicine for People with Parkinson’s


Emerson Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies is holding a free lecture for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The presentation, “Exercise as Medicine for Individuals with Parkinson’s disease,” will take place on Friday, April 22 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord in the Concord Meadows office park.

Participants will receive information to optimize brain health and learning.  They will also learn how to address the motor, cognitive and emotional symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The most recent research-based evidence for exercise as a first-line of defense in PD will be shared.

Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT, will lead the workshop.  Dr. Farley has more than 30 years of experience in neurorehabilitation and is the CEO and Founder of the nonprofit Parkinson Wellness Recovery program.  She has studied bradykinesia and developed the LSVT®BIG exercise program.  Dr. Farley is a leader in the Parkinson’s exercise movement.

For more information or to register for the free lecture, please contact Linda Holland, physical therapist, Emerson’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, at 978-287-8290 or lholland@emersonhosp.org

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.