Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving

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One in every 100 persons over 60 will contract Parkinson's disease. Faced with an incurable and progressive disease, Parkinson's patients must relearn many everyday actions; sitting, standing, walking, lying down, speaking.

John Argue has distilled information from his classes for Parkinson's patients into a comprehensive exercise program designed to help you improve flexibility, balance, gait, and communication. Over 100 photographs illustrate the exercises, which derive from ...

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Overview

One in every 100 persons over 60 will contract Parkinson's disease. Faced with an incurable and progressive disease, Parkinson's patients must relearn many everyday actions; sitting, standing, walking, lying down, speaking.

John Argue has distilled information from his classes for Parkinson's patients into a comprehensive exercise program designed to help you improve flexibility, balance, gait, and communication. Over 100 photographs illustrate the exercises, which derive from yoga and tai chi techniques and theater movement skills. Techniques in the book encompass a variety of daily activities.

"...includes ten lessons with over 100 photographs showing people who suffer from Parkinson's how to improve flexibility, balance, gait, & communication through a series of exercises."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572241831
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Workbook Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 515,371
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

John Argue is an actor, director, and theater arts teacher who has lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1960. In 1970,he founded his own theater studio, Acting Openhand, where he produced original plays and pioneered advanced techniques of actor training. Since 1985, he has taught movement and voice to people with Parkinson's disease at his studio and at Kaiser Permanente.

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