Sept. 9 Boot Camp Energizes Parkinson's Patients

University Hospitals teaches Parkinson’s research, the benefits of exercise, medical and surgical therapies and more at its Ninth Annual Parkinson’s Boot Camp, held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street in Akron.

The Boot Camp is a free program for those living with Parkinson's disease, which is a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking (tremor) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m., Boot Camp offers exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices and invigorating skills that helps people with Parkinson’s to better manage their disease.

A special session at Boot Camp is held for care partners and family members. Parkinson’s Boot Camp is a growing success with nearly 1,000 people in attendance last year including those living with Parkinson’s, their care partners and family members.

This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Helen Bronte Stewart, Director of the Movement Disorders Center at Stanford University.

In order to secure a spot at this year’s Boot Camp, registration is necessary. Patients can call 216-983-MOVE or visit to register.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 1:01 PM, 09.01.2017