An introduction to basic Alexander technique (AT) principles that can improve general functioning, increase confidence, and improve overall quality of life and can be applied during normal daily activities as well as during any exercise program.
For People Living with Parkinson's (PwP), as well as their broader Care Partner Team of spouses and other family members, as well as Research Scientists, Allied Health Professionals and other Medical Care Providers.
You are invited to an interactive afternoon where:
As a Person Living with Parkinson's (PwP) you can learn how to begin applying Alexander-based strategies to help improve your balance, alignment and movement, and prevent falls and "freezing."
As a Care Partner of a PwP you can learn how to begin applying Alexander-based strategies to help meet the day-to-day physical and emotional stresses of caregiving.
For Allied Health Professionals, Research Scientists, or other Medical Care Providers the workshop is designed to offer a new understanding of the relevance of Alexander technique (AT) based "active learning" interventions as part of the contemporary Team Approach for treatment of Parkinson's symptoms.
Our goal is to demonstrate how adaptive Alexander-based programs can show PwP how to actively choose and use functional patterns that promote optimal postural tone, empowering them to manage their physical symptoms, increasing their independence and enhancing their overall quality of life. Non-motor symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue and sleep interruption can also be addressed using AT principles.
This workshop also offers an opportunity for local Alexander technique (AT) specialists who have completed a specialized training in working with PwP to have the opportunity to apply and practice their skills with feedback from workshop participants.