In this episode, Dr. Becky Farley discusses how she created a comprehensive PD-specific approach that begins with the building blocks of function called PWR!Moves®. Learn more about PWR moves and how you can incorporate motor learning principles into your sessions to optimize movement.
Becky G. Farley, PhD, MSPT, PT, Chief Scientific Officer & Founder,
Parkinson Wellness Recovery | PWR!
Dr. Becky Farley received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma. During her postdoc, she co-created the LSVT® BIG therapy program and completed the initial NIH research on its’ short-term benefits. She has now created a more comprehensive PD-specific approach that begins with the building blocks of function called PWR!Moves®. The deterioration of these skills leads to functional decline and interferes with all physical activity. Dr. Farley has trained over 7000 physical and occupational therapists and exercise professionals to work together on shared PD-specific functional training goals to optimize functional mobility and fitness. In 2010, she launched the PWR!Gym in Tucson, AZ – a model community facility for implementing ongoing access to cutting-edge rehabilitation, group exercise and wellness programming.
Parkinson Wellness Recovery | PWR! – Implementing research-based Parkinson specific exercise programs. PWR!Moves GET BETTER and STAY BETTER with Exercise. (pwr4life.org)
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