Category Archives: Exercise for Older Adults

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

By Dan Vincent, PTA From the farmlands of Iowa to the mountains of Idaho, affecting everyone from small-town farmers to celebrities such as the late Muhammad Ali, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) targets the motor component of the central nervous system (CNS) with progressive neurodegeneration (Goodman and Marshall, 2017).  This article provides an overview of Parkinson’s Disease […]

Theories on Developing Good Habits

Theories on Developing Good Habits By Savannah Kisling, DPT It’s not uncommon to want to make a behavior or habit change in order to improve your well-being or health. What have psychologists and health care professionals found to be the pathways to success? Well, that’s a hard question to answer! Many theories have been developed […]

Physical Activity for Older Adults

By:  Savannah Kisling, DPT Movement is the key to remaining as independent as possible through the golden years. Physical activity can help regulate diabetes, improve cardiovascular health, and improve bone and joint health.  Exercise is also very beneficial in preventing Geriatric Frailty; a predictor of increased risk for death or illness. Beginning in the third […]