116 N. Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Additional Information on the Shawano Program
An exercise group geared towards individuals with Parkinson Disease (PD) may be just what you are looking for! These exercise groups are designed and led by a physical therapist who have experience working with individuals with PD. Shawano has been holding this Parkinson class for 8 years now. It was one of the first locations to start this class after initiation from Teresa M. Steffen, PhD, PT .
The hour-long class is split up into 2 half-hour sessions. Thirty minutes is spent on extension based strengthening and stretching. The other 30 minutes participants walk on the treadmill. The theory behind this program is that improved trunk mobility combined with an aerobic conditioning program should lead to improvements or maintenance of functional activities used in everyday life. Individuals in all stages of the disease are welcome! New participants should wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and bring a water bottle to class.
All classes are held at Total Fitness which is located in a strip mall shared with Advanced Physical Therapy and is easily accessible to those with mobility devices. The gym is located downtown Shawano off of Green Bay Street and Main. Those coming from surrounding areas, it is conveniently located 2 miles north of Hwy 29 off Main Street exit.
Please contact Lauren or Jean directly at Advanced Physical Therapy at 715-526-5221. If you prefer to email us you may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.