Overcoming Parkinson's Anxiety with this Dynamic Duo

Overcoming Parkinson's Anxiety with this Dynamic Duo

After running a Parkinson’s-specialized physical therapy practice for 3+ years, seeing and talking to 1,000s of people diagnosed with PD, I can tell you I recognize a significant pattern: People who are shrouded in anxiety, fear, worry, and stress have the hardest time.

The challenge is that knowing stress is bad for your prognosis only exacerbates the problem. You can’t just “get over it”. So, what can you do when you’re absolutely overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, and fear? The research suggests a powerful Dynamic Duo that may help you calm that crazy mind of yours.

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 #1 Key to Combating Parkinson's Apathy and Low-Motivation

The #1 Key to Combating Parkinson's Apathy and Low-Motivation

Apathy can be a tricky foe, threatening even the most well-meaning exercise intentions. In today's blog post, I share the #1 key to combating apathy (backed up by research) and walk you through the 4 steps to overcome your inertia and stay moving for the long-run. 

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!

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 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!

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"

Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT 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.

RECAP: Walk and Talk with Colin Potter from Fight-Parkinsons.org

RECAP: Walk and Talk with Colin Potter from Fight-Parkinsons.org

Colin Potter, founder of Fight-Parkinsons.org, came to Austin to further his research into the causes and natural alternatives to fighting Parkinson's Disease. He took time to lead a Walk and Talk to discuss his journey and how he's combating his symptoms in ways that go beyond the pill bottle.

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

There's nothing more frustrating than feeling like you're stuck in place and, for one in 3 people with Parkinson's, it happens all too often. Learning how to overcome an episode of freezing can be a liberating skill to have and this week we boil it down to something I like to call: The 5-S Method. 

Sandy's TheraCycle Experience

Sandy's TheraCycle Experience

When one of my clients decided to purchase a TheraCycle exercise bike, I started recording her experience so that other's who are considering purchasing a bike can see what the process is like. From first phone call to first workout, we track Sandy's experience and progress.