Instructor: Leigh Ann Ducouer
Created by Physical Therapist, Dr. Becky Farley, PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery!) is a PD-specific skill training program developed to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. Each of the PWR!Moves directly targets skills shown by research to become impaired in PD and that interfere with everyday mobility. The exercises are performed with large amplitude, high effort and attention to action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting and standing). All exercises can be modified to the participant’s current level.
Leigh is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including geriatrics, pediatrics, outpatient, home care, and mental health. The majority of her experience has been in the home care setting. She holds personal training certifications from both ACE & NASM. Other certifications include PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery), Senior Fitness Specialist and Otago Exercise, Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and Certified Health Coach from The Dr. Sears Institute of Health. Her areas of expertise include Neurological conditions including ALS, MS and Parkinson’s, Dementia, COPD and cardiac conditions, generalized arthritis, and deconditioning.