Parkinsons Wellness Program

The UCI Health Parkinson’s Wellness Program (PWP) offers weekly classes for people who experience difficulty moving and thinking due to Parkinson’s disease or Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

This evidence-based program, which uses the principles of neuroplasticity, is supervised by a board-certified therapists with specialized training in Parkinson’s and neurologic rehabilitation. We tailor the program to meet the needs of each individual who has completed physical and/or occupational therapy with moderate to high-level exercise interventions.

These group-guided exercises are designed to teach participants how to use high-effort movement activation and to provide strategies to improve posture, balance and everyday function. Exercises include Parkinson’s-specific PWR! Moves® training, gait and balance activities, yoga, tai chi, power transfers, circuit training, memory strategies and much more.

To enroll in Parkinson's Wellness Program classes, you should be able to:

  • Express basic needs
  • Follow directions independently
  • Get up from a chair and on/off the floor
  • Pass screening tests
  • Stand and participate in exercise independently

Group exercise class schedule

Group exercise classes take place from noon-12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Location

All classes take place at:

UCI Health Department of Physical Therapy
200 Manchester Ave., Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868

Cost

$30 per month. Parking is free. Family and caregivers are encouraged to attend and assist their loved ones as needed.

Registration

To ensure that this program is appropriate and safe for you, email rehabparkinsons@hs.uci.edu or call 714-456-7283. We will work wit hyou to determine whether this program would be an appropriate fit for you.

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