THE POISE PROJECT:
ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR PARKINSON'S
We will be hosting an exhibit booth at the upcoming 4th World Parkinson Congress.
Please come visit us at Exhibit Booth #807!
Our team of Alexander practitioners and People Living With Parkinson's will answer questions and offer interactive demonstrations on how Alexander can help PLWP manage their symptoms.
ABSTRACT POSTER PRESENTATIONS & POSTER TOURS
from WEDNESDAY, SEPT 21 @ 1:30pm - FRIDAY, SEPT 23 @ 1:30pm
We will be presenting highlights from ongoing Alexander and PD related research, ranging from reduction of motor symptoms to improvement in sleep, mood and quality of life illustrating how Alexander technique can be a important part of a partnership "team approach" for Parkinson's care.
FOR LOCATIONS & TIMES and downloadable PDFs of each Abstract and Poster: http://www.thepoiseproject.org/events/2016/9/22/abstract-poster-sessions
ALEXANDER-BASED ACTIVE-LEARNING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 from 1:00pm-4:45pm
@ The DoubleTree by Hilton
We will be leading an introductory public workshop in how Alexander technique (AT) can help manage symptoms of Parkinsons. The workshop is designed for People Living With Parkinson's, their partners and families, and related health professionals.
We will focus on teaching practical applications of AT to manage motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's, with strategies taught to improve vocal volume, balance and gait as well as handle anxiety and manage stress, with our overall emphasis being on applying these strategies in everyday activities.
REGISTER at our booth, or online at this link: thepoiseproject.org/portland-workshop
EXPERIMENTAL THEATER WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 FROM 11:30AM-1:00PM
@ The DoubleTree by Hilton
We will host a very special experimental theater workshop led by the 2016-17 Fulbright Artist Scholar from Athens, Greece, Annita Capousizi. Annita has been working for the past three years with MDA HELLAS, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greece, in creating unique projects with people with neuromuscular and neurological conditions.
Her workshop is for PLWP as well as local able-bodied actors and theater professionals to share unique theater exercises she uses to create original works. At the end of the workshop, the group will present a short performance based on work generated during the workshop.
REGISTER at our booth, or online at this link:
WORLD PARKINSON CONGRESS RENEWAL ROOM:
ALEXANDER WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S
Friday, September 23, from 1:15-2:15pm.
Led by Morgan Rysdon and Candace Cox.
Morgan teaches the Alexander class in NYC at the JCC Manhattan in partnership with the Edmond J. Safra Parkinson’s Wellness Program.
Candace has been teaching and initiating pilot studies on Alexander for PD in Edmonton Canada and developing a partnership for AT work with Parkinson Alberta.
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