Following our Stretching series, this week we look at Dynamic Stretching, and how this 2-minute sequence can be used as a warm up before tackling our PD Warrior exercise, taking on a new activity or playing a sport.
Congratulations John Durbin! Golf champion and August recipient of the Warrior Spirit Award!
Here is what John had to say about his experience with PD Warrior and the role of sport in managing his Parkinson’s:
“Diagnosed in October 2019 at the age of 70 after losing dexterity in left hand and slight dragging of left foot (and reduced distance in hitting golf ball)Diagnosed in October 2019 at the age of 70 after losing dexterity in left hand and slight dragging of left foot (and reduced distance in hitting golf ball)…
Stephen attends our ARC clinic weekly for PD Warrior group sessions and you will also recognise him from our Thursday online gym sessions.
He is tenacious in his commitment to exercise and fighting Parkinson’s and does an outstanding job putting into words his Relationship with Parkinson’s…
Past, Present and Future, by Stephen Knox:
“Writing a story about something that occupies your past, present and future…
Looking back, some indicators of PD had been there for maybe up to two years before my diagnosis in April 2019. Principally my hand writing (I am R hand dominant) was becoming more and more laboured. Some eight months earlier I had decided to learn the violin, so the clincher became that I could not bow smoothly with my right arm, which became increasingly frustrating for me and my teacher. My father was afflicted with Parkinson’s late in his life, so all added up, the diagnosis was just a confirmation of what I already suspected.
Julio is the perfect example of dreaming big and not letting Parkinson’s Disease put a ceiling on what you think you can achieve. Remember your goals and achievements are specific to YOU. Your marathon might be successfully walking around the block. Your Ironman might be climbing a set of stairs with more confidence. I hope you find Julio’s story as motivating as I did:
I am a composer of music for audio=visual media and a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound for The Screen at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire…