Fighting Parkinson’s, and assistance for your neck, back, and balance

In the Recipe, there is Standing and Balance and the Neck Exercises to assist with your neck, back, and balance. Recently, I have noticed with a number of people I am coaching that the alignment of their neck and back is poor, and I did a little “outside the Recipe” research looking for additional assistance. The experiment with a small group of individuals has turned out well, so today, I will share it with all of you.

First, as a reminder, here are the Standing and Balance and Neck Exercises from the Recipe:
Click here for Standing and Balance.
Click here for Neck Exercises.

Here is what I have found to assist you further. It is called Wall Angel Exercise:

The feedback I have received is that it is a little difficult to perform, but that it works. One person lies down on the floor to do it because it is an easier and more comfortable way of doing it. She is doing well with it that way, so it is not losing effectiveness with the “lying on the floor” option.

Having a looser neck, more flexible back, stronger core, and better balance will assist you on your journey toward Parkinson’s recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

 

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10 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and assistance for your neck, back, and balance

  1. Paul says:

    Ty Howard

  2. jimmy says:

    thank you very much Howard

  3. Tony says:

    Excellent post Howard! When I was suffering from PD I did a lot of exercises similar to this. The problem with me and many others I’m sure is that when you have PD your shoulders round out and shift forward and your shoulder blades stick out causing that hunch look. I noticed that my posture would be worse when I was stressed; when I relaxed my shoulders went back into position.

  4. Chuck R says:

    Thank You 😀

  5. Tery and Werni says:

    Dear Howard and Tony

    Thank you both very much, really the ‘lying on the floor’ is much easier, great!!

  6. tu says:

    Thanks Howard.

  7. Carmel says:

    Thanks Howard, that exercise is really helpful.
    The stretching also helps my breathing : )

  8. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thank you very much!

  9. Pippa says:

    Yes Thank you Howard. It is a heart opening stretch and position ! I like it especially laying down too.

  10. Smita says:

    Thank you Howard and Tony. 😊 gratitude

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