Winter Programs

Freezing of Gait Boot Camp

Every Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm, January 23 – February 27, 2020. Registration is required; please call 636.928.WELL. Freezing of gait is a symptom experienced by some people Parkinson disease. Freezing is a temporary, involuntary inability to move. During Boot Camp, participants learn and practice strategies for overcoming a freezing episode, such as rocking in place or listening to an auditory cue. The Boot Camp is run by physical and occupational therapists with expertise in Parkinson’s. Each session starts with education, followed by an hour of practice, then concludes with goal setting and action planning. Participants will need to complete a screen (can be done over the phone) to confirm that they qualify for the program. This program will be held at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital – 6 Jungermann Circle, Suite 117 St. Peters, MO 63376.

IMPROVment

Join us for a 12 week IMPROVment research study. IMPROVment is a new type of movement class that is fun and challenging. It is improvised movement that is a process of spontaneous movement that is thought of and executed on the spot with “no right or wrong.” Research suggests that participation in improvised movement classes can lead to improved everyday functioning in several areas, such as social participation, movement quality, and self-confidence. For more information, contact Tricia Creel – 636.778.337 or Maggie Fleita – 773.330.1703. This program will be held at the APDA Resource Center – 1415 Elbridge Payne Road, Suite 163 Chesterfield, MO 63017.