The Movers and Shakers of Fresno

Speaker giving a talk to the PD support group

About Us

Thank you for checking out our page! The Movers and Shakers of Fresno are a Parkinson's support group in Fresno. We meet once a month to learn more about topics to increase our understanding of Parkinson's disease, address common challenges, learn ways to improve overall quality of life, and build a sense of community. We meet the first Saturday of every month at 11:00am (we take off for July and December). We look forward to welcoming you to the group at our next meeting!

Coming Up!

June 4th at 11:00am: Balance and Freezing in Parkinson's Disease

In this meeting, Occupational Therapist, Elizabeth Foss will be providing a two-part presentation focusing on balance and freezing in Parkinson's Disease. In the first part, she will discuss our balance strategies, sensory systems, strength components and postural contributions that integrate to make up our balance, along with interventions to uptrain each one. In the second part, she will discuss the prevalence of freezing in Parkinson's disease and interventions to overcome it.

A fitness coach instructing a balance exercise

Elizabeth has been a practicing occupational therapist for 11 years and specializes in working with the neurological populations with a passion for serving those with Cerebellar Ataxia and Parkinson's Disease. She is the YouTube content creator for the channel "Little Steps, Big Gains" in which she provides free resources with educational videos and exercise programs for neurological and older adult populations. Elizabeth is certified in LSVT BIG, Otaga, stroke rehabilitation and Tai-Chi. She is also a Certified Functional Aging Specialist and an Older Adult Exercise Consultant.

Please let us know that you are coming!

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For everyone's safety, we request that those who will be participating in person be vaccinated and wear a mask when entering and exiting the building.

Location

Move Up Health and Fitness

Directions:

Located about a mile south of the Walmart on Shaw and Brawley

Traveling North on Brawley from N. Weber:

W Swift Ave will be your first right as you come around the bend where N Weber becomes Brawley. We will be on the left side of the street, across from the mailboxes. Look for the Move Up Health and Fitness sign on the front of the building.

Traveling South on Brawley from Shaw:

Travel about a mile south on Brawley from Shaw. We are the last left before the bend where Brawley turns into N Weber; there is a Rico's Monutment at the opening of the street. Once you turn left onto W Swift Ave, we will be on the left side of the street, across from the mailboxes. Look for the Move Up Health and Fitness sign on the front of the building.