Northwest Welcome to the APDA Northwest Chapter Chapter Events & ProgramsLocal Resources & SupportWays to GiveAbout APDA Northwest Northwest Program & Event quick-links APDA Northwest Optimism Walk APDA Take Control Series Education IS Empowerment – Virginia Mason Medical Center Sidekicks Art & Storytelling Program Live Well Alaska 2019 APDA Research Symposium: Presentation VIDEOS now Available APDA Northwest Video series: Life With Parkinson’s National APDA Updates Parkinson’s Training for Fitness, Health and Wellness Professionals Online training program specifically designed to teach fitness professionals how to best meet the unique needs of PD patients The importance of exercise and physical activity for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been well documented. Exercise produces many benefits including increased physical functioning (motor performance, strength, endurance), improved gait and balance, cardiovascular fitness, and overall better quality of life. As such, great strides are being made to make exercise a part of the standard treatment of PD. Take the training online Featured: APDA Healthcare Communication Graph By using the APDA Healthcare Communication Graph you will be able to consistently track important PD symptoms. This tool will allow you to identify any changes in symptoms and make visits with your healthcare professionals focused and productive. Use the Healthcare Communication Graph Tool Note: Clicking this link will take you to a new site where you can use the APDA Healthcare Communication Graph tool.