Precision Physical Therapy is proud to announce it is offering Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR! Moves) exercise classes twice a week taught by Dr. Kristen Carless, a PWR! Moves Certified Physical Therapist.
The classes began after the realization that there were very few consistent exercises classes for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the San Luis Obispo area. The goal is to provide a space for the local Parkinson’s community to stay active while having fun.
Dr. Carless became involved after working with Parkinson’s patients through Maria Allen, Central Coast Home Health’s San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County Parkinson Coordinator. The two have worked together to create more opportunity for the Parkinson community. “There are very few Parkinson specific research-based exercise skill training programs dedicated to maintaining and restoring skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements and function in the local area,” said Allen, “I’m extremely excited that Precision Physical Therapy owners, Dr. Carless and Dr. Svetich, have seen this need and are so welcoming to the Parkinson community.”
PWR! Moves offers a flexible and functional exercise plan for Parkinson’s patient that targets many symptoms and is easily adjustable based on disease severity. PWR! Moves are performed as large movements with focus on posture and high effort, meant to assist in mobility.
PWR! Moves classes are taught at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Precision Physical Therapy and Wellness located at 211 Tank Farm Rd., Suite A (across from Farm Supply). The cost of the class is $15 per person or $20 for two people.
About Precision Physical Therapy and Wellness
Precision Physical Therapy and Wellness is a locally owned and operated physical therapy clinic. Precision prides itself on offering a “48 hour Appointment Guarantee” from a patient’s initial call. All physical therapists are certified to treat a variety of diagnoses and pride themselves on providing specialized care timely and effectively. The mission of Precision is to produce healthy, happy, and engaged patients through proven therapeutic services and evidence-based practice. Precision is conveniently located at 211 Tank Farm Rd., Suite A (across from Farm Supply). For more information, call (805) 439-3900 and find Precision at www.PrecsionPTW.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PrecisionPTW.
Central Coast Parkinson’s Disease Association (CCPA)
The Central Coast Parkinson Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in San Luis Obispo, CA and serving people with Parkinson Disease, their care partners, and local Parkinson’s focused health professionals on the Central Coast covering San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County. Our mission is four-fold: to direct programs and activities for people with Parkinson’s disease; to provide education programs for the public; to promote the exchange of information with health care professionals; and to encourage and support Parkinson research. Information about CCPA can be found at www.myccpa.org and on Facebook @myccpa.org