The Columbus Parkinson’s Boot Camp, presented by OhioHealth was held on May 6, 2017 at the Hilton Polaris. “Delay the Disease”, an evidenced-based fitness program designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease organized the program. The Delay the Disease program compliments OhioHealth’s continuum of neurologists and neurological rehabilitation specialists. David Zid and Jackie Russell, began the program, and have been partners in Delay the Disease since 2006.
The Inaugural Boot Camp brought together persons with Parkinson’s disease, carepartners, OhioHealth volunteers, Delay the Disease staff, Physician presenters, and exercise specialists. Three breakout classes rotated and close to 100 people participated simultaneously in each class. David Zid lead Delay the Disease, Miriam King ran the Dance for PD class, Char Grossman, taught YogaReach Mindful Movement classes and Jackie Russell conducted a CarePartner Seminar.
What a great day! Education, exercise, support and empowerment were a wonderful part of this community event!
Wellness Programs for PD Abound in Scottsdale, AZ!
Last month, while vacationing in Scottsdale, YogaReach founder, Char Grossman, attended a Parkinson's disease (PD) educational workshop at the local Scottsdale JCC. Their JCC offers many classes such as Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR) which was founded by Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT. During the workshop, Dr. Holly Shill, director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrows spoke about living better with Parkinson’s, and included new developments, treatments and reiterated the importance of wellness programs.
Char Grossman, YogaReach founder, a Therapeutic Yoga Movement Specialist. and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist shares her thoughts on the importance of yoga movements in managing the symptoms of PD. In 2004, Char founded YogaReach, a therapeutic adaptive yoga movement business. She was inspired to start this work after experiencing the power of yoga personally as it aided her complete and miraculous recovery from a traumatic medical incident. As her business grew and she learned more methods to strengthen the mind-body connection, Char developed an affinity for working with the Parkinson’s disease community to strengthen its physical, mental and social competency. YogaReach’s Mindful Movement therapeutic yoga classes are offered alongside a multitude of other Parkinson’s disease classes and support groups.