McLaren Bay Region Offers “Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement” Class
Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive
low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s
Disease. “Parkinson’s Exercise and
Movement Class” is held each Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Center
for Rehabilitation, 3190 E. Midland Road, Bay City.
disease is a chronic disorder of the brain that impairs a person’s ability to
move. Parkinson’s causes damage to the part of the nervous system controlling
movement, posture, and balance, resulting in stiffness, tremors, slowness, as
well as difficulty with balance, walking and speaking. Exercise should be started
as soon after diagnosis as possible. Inactivity results in muscle weakness and
stiffness. Regular exercise helps to maintain quality of movement and muscle
Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class
consists of breathing exercises, stretching exercises, postural & balance
exercises and proprioception exercises. The class is instructed by a
specially-trained physical therapist assistant.
must bring a signed physician’s approval before beginning the exercise program.
A nominal fee of $2.00 per session is payable at each class.
call the Center for Rehabilitation at (989) 667-6600 to register for the class
or visit our website at mclaren.org/bayregion for more information.