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
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
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.
All classes take place at:
UCI Health Department of Physical Therapy
200 Manchester Ave., Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
$30 per month. Parking is free. Family and caregivers are encouraged to attend and assist their loved ones as needed.
To ensure that this program is appropriate and safe for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-456-7283. We will work wit hyou to determine whether this program would be an appropriate fit for you.