HIIT the Trails!
To Life! Physical Therapy and Wellness has been awarded a Parkinson's Foundation Community Grant to provide innovative programming to people with Parkinson's, along with their caregivers. Thanks to the Foundation, this programming will be offered for free for up to 10 in-person participants, along with more online participants. Register by October 15th to have access to the full program which includes:
HIIT classes: 45-min long, in-person using the 5 machines at To Life! plus a Zoom community of up to 20 people exercising together. Three new classes posted to an online library per week.
Yoga classes: Focus on PD-specific stretching and positions with adaptations. Balance is addressed and is important for PD-related symptoms of rigidity, FOG, anxiety, instability. Classes will be led by Lisa Minn, DPT and will take place on Wednesdays at 3pm.
Hikes/Walks: 1x per month the entire local community meets for a walk/easy hike at various locations throughout Pgh. Option to use urban poles for balance and ease of gait. Walking in nature and connecting with others have both been shown to have a positive impact on quality of life and overall emotional well-being. 10-15 people can attend due to safety and staffing
Nutritional Counseling: We will hold one monthly group session for a total of 6 months.
End with a 5K or large hike to raise money for PD (to be determined) so that we can work towards a goal together.
Elements Physical Therapy & Yoga offers a unique combination of mind and body training to help clients find lasting wellness and balance in their lives. I utilize a variety of techniques to empower individuals to make positive changes to their physical and mental well-being.