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Activity-Based Learning: skills to help manage symptoms of Parkinson's using Alexander technique

  • DoubleTree by Hilton 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland OR 97232 United States (map)

PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Activity-Based Learning:
Skills to help manage symptoms of Parkinson's using Alexander technique (AT)


An interactive afternoon for People Living With Parkinson's, their Families and Partners, Allied Health Professionals, Research Scientists and Medical Care Providers interested in symptom management for PD

Saturday, September 24

1pm-4:45pm


Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland


This is an integrative workshop designed for engaging PLWP as well as their broader care team of family and other partners, allied health professionals, research scientists and medical care providers in a new understanding of the relevance of AT-based interventions for PLWP.

You are invited to an interactive afternoon where as a Person Living with Parkinson's (PLWP) you can begin to learn how to apply Alexander-based strategies to help improve your balance, alignment and movement, and prevent falls and "freezing." This workshop will introduce you to some basic AT principles that will help you improve your general functioning, and that can be applied during normal daily activities, as well as during specific exercise programs.

The main objective of this workshop is to introduce the potential for Alexander technique (AT) to become an important part of the team approach for managing symptoms for People Living With Parkinson's.

Our goal is to demonstrate how adaptive Alexander-based programs can show PLWP how to actively choose and use functional patterns that promote optimal postural tone, empowering them in managing their physical symptoms, increasing their independence and improving their quality of life.

Participants may wish to bring a mat along for the guided "Active Rest" section

 

REGISTER:
thepoiseproject.org/portland-workshop

Or visit us at Booth 807 at the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland from Wed Sept 21-Friday Sept 23.

SYLLABUS:
Activity-Based Learning Workshop syllabus


QUESTIONS?
828-254-3102 or info@thepoiseproject.org

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Robbin L Marcus working with a student on getting on and off the floor with grace and ease.

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Robbin L Marcus working with a student on getting on and off the floor with grace and ease.

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Candace Cox, teaching how to use Alexander-based principles for improving balance and stability

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Candace Cox, teaching how to use Alexander-based principles for improving balance and stability

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Morgan Rysdon, teaching the Alexander-based "Active Rest" process for self-management to reduce stressful overstimulation and restore natural poise

The Poise Project Team Member, AT teacher Morgan Rysdon, teaching the Alexander-based "Active Rest" process for self-management to reduce stressful overstimulation and restore natural poise

THE POISE PROJECT is an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of maintaining natural poise throughout all stages and challenges of life through the principles of Alexander technique (AT). We have brought a team to Portland for the 4th World Parkinson's Congress to advocate for Alexander technique for managing symptoms of Parkinson's disease. We are hosting an exhibit booth, answering questions, offering interactive demonstrations, presenting highlights from ongoing research ranging from reduction of motor symptoms to improvements in sleep, mood and quality of life, and offering public workshops. thepoiseproject.org

Learn more about our "AT for Parkinson's" initiative:
www.thepoiseproject.org/alexander-technique-for-parkinsons

Please support us with your donation! You are making it possible for Alexander-based skills to become a daily resource of support for the Parkinson's community.

www.thepoiseproject.org/donations