Parkinson’s Dystonia: A Bookmarkable Guide

Parkinson’s Dystonia: A Bookmarkable Guide

I'd like to take a few moments to answer all of your questions about Parkinson's dystonia: What is dystonia? How is dystonia different from Parkinson's? Who treats dystonia? What causes dystonia in Parkinson's? Does medication cause dystonia in Parkinson's? What treatment options are there for dystonia? What makes dystonia worse? ... and more! Bookmark this page for future reference as it's updated often.

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

Are you considering having Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for your Parkinson’s symptoms? Have you heard of DBS but still aren’t clear on exactly what it does, who it’s for, or when someone should consider it? You’re in the right place.

Today I want to share with you an interview I did with a friend and physical therapy colleague, Dr. Eric Rhoden, PT, DPT.

He shares my passion for Parkinson’s, is incredibly well versed in Deep Brain Stimulation, and took some time to answer the most common questions I hear from our online community about DBS.

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease - A Physical Therapist's Guide to Getting Started

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease - A Physical Therapist's Guide to Getting Started

Looking to start a Parkinson's exercise program, but not sure where to start? We've got you covered. 

How you may (unknowingly) be training your Body to ignore your Brain

How you may (unknowingly) be training your Body to ignore your Brain

We've heard a lot lately about mindfulness and Parkinson's Disease, and today we're talking about what it means and how big of an impact it can have on your Parkinson's symptoms. So, while it may be tempting to watch TV during your workout, in this week's post, Sarah discusses why distracting yourself from your workout may be doing more harm than good!

One Small Mindset Shift that creates Big Brain Change

One Small Mindset Shift that creates Big Brain Change

Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson's and hate to exercise? Do you have trouble finding enough motivation to stay consistent with your exercise program? In this week's post, Sarah discusses the one small mindset shift that can help you change your perspective and create big brain changes as a result!

Taking a vacation from Parkinson's? Read this first.

Taking a vacation from Parkinson's? Read this first.

What a perfect time to relax, enjoy some downtime, unwind... and completely fall off the Parkinson's Warrior wagon. While we all need to get away and recharge, sometimes coming back to reality and facing the fact we haven't exercised in days (or weeks..) can feel incredibly defeating. Check out these 4 tips (and 1 mindset shift) to help you stay on track on the road.

3 Simple Ways to "Winterize" Your Immune System

3 Simple Ways to "Winterize" Your Immune System

We prepare our cars, RVs, boats, and homes for the chillier winter months, so why not do the same for our bodies? Any healthcare practitioner will tell you: The end of the year is notorious for knocking people off their game. The good news is that there are 3 simple ways to "winterizie" your immune system now so you can spend the holiday season with your family, not the hospital staff.

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 4 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 4 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT attended the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon and did a full recap at the end of each day. Today's topic: Exercise IS Medicine for Parkinson's Disease. Watch, listen, and learn!

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 3 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 3 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT attended the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon and did a full recap at the end of each day. Today's topics: Gastrointestinal Issues, Drooling, Constipation, Freezing, Mindset shifts, and more. Watch, listen, and learn!

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 2 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 2 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT attended the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon and did a full recap at the end of each day. Today's topics: Deep Brain Stimulation, Nutrition and Parkinson's, Depression, and anxiety. Watch, Listen, and Learn!

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 1 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 1 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT from Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness attended the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon and did a full recap at the end of each day. Today's topic: Building Your Healthcare Team to Serve YOU. Watch, listen, and learn!

Parkinson's Sleep Kit: 5 Products to Help You Seize Some ZZZs

Parkinson's Sleep Kit: 5 Products to Help You Seize Some ZZZs

Parkinson's and sleep disturbances go hand-in hand. In this post, we explore 5 helpful products that can help you take your sleep to the next level.

The 3 Most Important Questions (whether you're living with Parkinson's or not)

The 3 Most Important Questions (whether you're living with Parkinson's or not)

We've all been trained to set SMART goals when we're thinking about our future and what we'd like to accomplish in life. However, recently I stumbled upon Vishen Lakhiani's 3 Most Important Questions and it's completely reshaped the way I think about goal setting - for myself, and my clients.

7 Elements of a Highly Effective Parkinson's Exercise Program

7 Elements of a Highly Effective Parkinson's Exercise Program

"What's the best kind of exercise for Parkinson's?" My first answer? The kind of exercise you'll actually do. My best answer? ANY kind of exercise is beneficial for Parkinson's, so long as it has these 7 elements.

Re-thinking our Approach to Parkinson's Rehab (Video Interview with Sarah King, PT)

Re-thinking our Approach to Parkinson's Rehab (Video Interview with Sarah King, PT)

It's not very often that I get to sit down and chat, on camera, about my physical therapy practice. 

So, when Colin Potter from Fight-Parkinsons.org asked if we could sit down and talk about how Invigorate helps people with Parkinson's return to a life they love, I was all-in. 

My Video Interview with Colin Potter: "How I Reversed My Parkinson's Symptoms"

My Video Interview with Colin Potter: "How I Reversed My Parkinson's Symptoms"

Sarah King interviews Colin Potter about his experience being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and his hard fought battle to reverse his Parkinson's symptoms. He talks about the revelation he had to spur his new journey, what changes he's made to reverse his symptoms, and what his plans are for the future.

Parkinson's Pole Series - Part V: Balance Drills

Parkinson's Pole Series - Part V: Balance Drills

Have you abandoned some of your most beloved activities because you've lost confidence you can do them safely? Do you shy away from or modify your life because of self-doubt? These 6 balance drills can help you regain your confidence and return to those things (and people) you love.