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Come experience our therapeutic Music Therapy Movement Program

for persons with Parkinson’s disease!

This is an integrative Music Therapy movement program is specifically designed to address symptoms

of Parkinson’s disease and also other neurologic movement disorders.

This integrative program is based on research and experience designed to help:

improve balance, improve fine/gross motor coordination,

stimulate initiation of movement, reduce rigidity, help improve & coordinate walking gait

and arm swing, and enhance your social support system!

When: Every Friday from 11:15 to 12:15

Where: The Center for Creative Release on 212 Third Ave. (between Thomasville Rd. and North Monroe)

http://thecenterforcreativerelease.com/

How much: FREE for first class!  $3 per class thereafter ($12 monthly package)

Instructor: Peyton Davis, MT, LNMT; mmpd3@hotmail.com

**Caretakers and family members are welcome to participate in the fun!!

This week:

We are continuing our ballroom dance series and have been having a great time!!

This will continue through the middle of August.

We are fortunate to have Kyle, a professional ballroom dance instructor teaching us beginning skills in foxtrot, waltz, box step, rumba, and tango!

Whether you love to dance or think you lack rhythm…

come surprise yourself at how your body learns to adapt and move!

No prior experience is required to participateJust come and have a great time!

1.  All movement activities are matched to the specific rhythms and carefully selected music to enhance the initiation and  coordination of movement.

2.  Activities begin with simple, isolated movements to prepare for adaptable, complex movements.

3.  All activities are adapted to meet the movement level and skills of each person!

4.  AND…WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN!!!!!

Guest instructors are integrated in parts of the class to provide expert guidance

in stretching, formal ballroom dancing, elements of tai chi/qi gong.

Guest instructors: Kyle (Professional Ballroom Dance instructor)

Rose (Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer)

Louise (Qi Gong Instructor)

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We have all been told or have heard other talking about the importance of exercise for Parkinon’s patients. The following are a few videos of a man with PD who has posted his exercise for other to gain some benefit from. Take a look at the videos and see if you find something that might work for you. If you do see something good here, share it with us and let us know how it has helped you.

If you have your own exercise routine or have a few exercises that you really benefit from, share them here and let us all have the opportunity to try them out!

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to members of the North Florida Parkinsons Awareness Group and to those who found us while searching for Parkinsons related information and research. The NFPAG is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida and serves North Florida, South Georgia and Southeastern Alabama.

This website is designed to act as a central point of information for the NFPAG. Members are encouraged to pass along information and share thoughts or ideas in order to make the website a valuable tool from which we can all benefit. The plan is to have an up to date site filled with information including,

  • Meeting minutes
  • Member Info and Feedback
  • Notification of NFPAG events
  • Info on the latest Clinical Trials and Medications
  • News of legislation with an impact on Parkinsons
  • Exercise Ideas
  • Recipes and Nutritional Planning

These are just a few areas that we can touch on. Member participation and knowledge sharing will be an important part of the NFPAG and this website will help us get our ideas out to all.

If you have any ideas or comments please send me email at nfpag1@gmail.com .

Thank you for your participation and help!

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