The Poise Project:
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's Initiative

Abstract Poster Presentations @ 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016 in Portland OR, USA

 

Our team presented SIX ABSTRACT POSTER SESSIONS at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland OR.

Four of our posters were chosen to be included in the evening POSTER TOURS.

All six ABSTRACTS are downloadable PDFs using their title links. All six POSTERS are downloadable PDFs using the poster links.


SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

POSTER #P21.05  
Thinking in action:  Alexander technique for Parkinson's disease

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Presenting Author
Candace Cox, BFA, ATI, STAT
Big Sky Alexander Studio, Castleton ON Canada
Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson's @ WPC


Co-Authors
Rajal G. Cohen, Ph.D., M.AmSAT - University of Idaho. Scientific Consultant to The Poise Project, Asheville NC
Monika Gross, BFA, ATI, RSME, RSMT - Executive Director, The Poise Project, Asheville NC
Daniel Kral, MSc - University of Idaho. Graduate Research Assistant

TOPIC:  Comprehensive Care
CC 11.  Self-management, empowerment, coping strategies
 

 

POSTER #P21.08
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's:  An initiative of The Poise Project

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Presenting Author  
Monika Gross, BFA, ATI, RSME, RSMT
Executive Director, The Poise Project, Asheville NC

Co-Authur
Candace Cox, BFA, ATI, STAT - Big Sky Alexander Studio, Castleton ON Canada. Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s @ WPC

TOPIC:  Comprehensive Care
CC 11.  Self-management, empowerment, coping strategies
 

 

POSTER #P21.03
Gait, balance and mobility in Parkinson's disease:  Improvements after use of a DVD providing training in Alexander technique

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Presenting Author
Bill Connington, AmSAT, LAMDA diploma
Lecturer, Yale University, New Haven CT
Former Faculty, The Edmond J Safra Parkinson's Wellness Program
        - JCC/NYU Langone Hospital, NYC
Team Member: The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson's @ WPC

TOPIC:  Comprehensive Care
CC 11.  Self-management, empowerment, coping strategies
 

 

LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S TOPICS
 

POSTER #P38.11
Community-based Alexander technique programming designed and delivered by Parkinson's patient

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PRESENTING AUTHOR:
Paul Recker, AmSAT
Person With Parkinson's, Ellington CT
Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson's @ WPC


Co-Authors
Rajal G. Cohen, Ph.D., M.AmSAT - University of Idaho. Scientific Consultant to The Poise Project, Asheville NC
Monika Gross, BFA, ATI, RSME, RSMT - Executive Director, The Poise Project, Asheville NC
Daniel Kral, MSc - University of Idaho. Graduate Research Assistant.

TOPIC:  Living Well With Parkinson' Disease
LW P1.  Public education or awareness programs

Video: Changes in Self-management of Functional Patterns of Movement after Minimal Alexander-based Training
(Pre- and Post-AT training with Rock Steady Boxing class participants)
 

POSTER #40.08
Using video to explain Alexander technique to my doctors: An example of patient self-advocacy

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Presenting Author
Robert Davis, BA Hon.
Person With Parkinson's, Toronto ON Canada
On Health Leave - Public Consultation Supervisor, City of Toronto
Board Member, Dancing With Parkinson's Canada
Team Member, The Poise Project, Alexander Technique for Parkinson's @ WPC

Co-Authur
Caprice Boisvert, BASc, ATI, PMA - Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s @ WPC

TOPIC:  Living Well With Parkinson's Disease
LW P3.  Living well with PD
 

POSTER #40.20
Long-term effectiveness of Alexander technique lessons for managing symptoms of Parkinson's disease: Case studies

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Presenting Author
Robbin L Marcus, MME, ATI
Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson's @ WPC

Co-Authors
Rajal G. Cohen, Ph.D. m.AmSAT - University of Idaho Scientific Consultant to The Poise Project
Candace Cox, BFA, m.ATI, m.STAT - Big Sky Alexander Studio, Castleton ON Canada Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s @ WPC
Gabrielle Czaja, PT, m.ATI - Washington Health & Healing, DC Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s @ WPC
Monika Gross, BFA, ATI, RSME, RSMT - Executive Director, The Poise Project, Asheville NC
Morgan Rysdon, BA, ATTP™, AmSAT – Center Studio LLC Faculty, The Edmond J. Safra Parkinson's Wellness Program - JCC/NYU Langone Hospital, NYC Team Member, The Poise Project: Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s @ WPC

TOPIC:  Living Well With PD
LW P1.  Public education or awareness programs
 


 

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