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PWR!Moves: New Staff Certifications

PWR!Moves: New Staff Certifications

Four members of the therapy team at Allied Services Luger Scranton Rehab Center recently earned an advanced certification for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. The following clinical staff earned the PWR!Moves® Certification.

  • Stacey Williams, PT, DPT, CNDT
  • Sondra Morgan, PT, DPT, MHA,
  • Dawn Van Horn, PT, MS,
  • Laurie Griggs, PTA

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder. It affects motor planning and cognitive regions in the brain. Recent advances in basic and clinical science research suggest exercise and learning approaches may protect, repair, and optimize function in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD).

Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) is an approach that targets the multiple motor, sensory, cognitive, and emotional symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The PWR!Moves® Certification teaches the theory and practice of utilizing dynamic moves during therapy to help patients with Parkinson's improve fitness, counteract their PD symptoms, and increase their daily activity. PWR!Moves® is just one of the treatment protocols provided at Allied Services outpatient rehab centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Specialized Rehab for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

At Allied Services Integrated Health System, our Parkinson’s Disease Rehab Program includes comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services to improve strength, coordination, balance, endurance, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Our rehab professionals are highly trained in advanced treatments to support your independence and slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms.

We offer a full range of services including patient and family support groups, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and exercise programs. The goal of treatment is to help you keep the highest possible function at each stage of the disease.