Exercise for PD Resources

Teaching Yoga to Those with Parkinson's, H. Paul Zeiger, Ph.D. Yoga Therapy Today, March 2009, pp5-8

Principles of Exercise for Parkinson's, H. Paul Zeiger, Ph.D.

Books & DVDs on Exercise for
Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving, John Argue New Harbinger Pub. (Two DVDs also available)

Yoga for Movement Disorders, Renee Le Verrier, Merit Pub. Intl Note: A second edition is now out, with a new companion DVD. See the "Books and Video" tab on her web site

Delay the Disease - Exercise and Parkinson's Disease, David Zid, Columbus Health Works Productions

Move It, Kevin Lockette, Langdon St. Press (DVD also available)

The Book of Exercise and Yoga for Those with Parkinson's Disease, Lori Newell, Living Well Yoga and Fitness

The Touch of Healing: Energizing Body, Mind, and Spirit with the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Alice Burmeister, Bantam Books, NY, 1997

Jin Shin Jyutsu program at the UK Markey Cancer Center

Stretching Life, Joann Gibson, Inspirational program delivered via DVD package

Sunlight Chair Yoga, an excellent general reference for yoga poses modified so as to be more widely accessible. Chairs are used as props for most poses.

The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga , Sage Rountree, Not Parkinson's-specific, but a good, compact general yoga reference. (Just do not be intimidated by the models doing hard poses!)

Articles and Web Sites on Exercise for PD (of special interest to teachers and trainers)

Outstanding one-day course for Physical Therapists on PD, from the Natioinal Parkinson's Foundation.

Dance for PD, A nationwide dance program from celebrated dancer/choerographer Mark Morris.

Exercise4BrainChange, Becky's latest and most exciting effort!

Delaying Mobility Disability In People With Parkinson Disease Using a Sensimotor Agility Exercise Program, Laurie A King, Fay B Horak, Physical Therapy, vol. 89 #4 (Wait for the pdf file to load, provided your browser displays them - most do.)

From Carol Fisher, yoga teacher with special focus on PD (of particular interest to those in the San Francisco Bay area)

"Yoga Therapeutics in Neurologic Physical Therapy: An Ancient Practice in a 21st Century Setting", Matt Taylor, Neurology Report, APTA Neurology Section, Jun 2001