Denver Physical Therapy at Home – PD Series/LSVT BIG

Parkinson’s Seated Series – Lateral Reach

Parkinson's Seated Series - Lateral Reach

While seated at the edge of a chair while maintaining good posture, take a big step to one side and stretch arms out. Return to start position and alternate to the other side. Alternate side to side for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Seated Series – Rotation

Parkinson's Seated Series - Rotation

While seated at edge of a chair, step to the side and rotate your trunk and both arms towards that leg, clapping your hands together. Return to center and repeat on the opposite side. Complete for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Seated Series – Seated Jacks

Parkinson's Seated Series - Seated Jacks

Sit upright at the edge of a chair with good posture. "jump" legs to side and reach arms out. Return to start position. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Seated Series – Forward Reach

While seated at the edge of a chair, take a step forward with one foot and reach forward with your arms. Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side. Alternate side to side for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Seated Series – Forward/Back Reach

Parkinson's Seated Series - Forward - Back Reach

While seated at the edge of a chair, bend forward at the waist and reach arms forward. Return to upright sitting and reach arms back. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Standing Series – Sit to Stand

From a seated position, stand up without using hands, raising chest and reaching arms back. Sit and repeat for 30 seconds. For increased challenge, don't sit all the way down, simply squat to the chair and stand back up.

Parkinson’s Standing Series – Leg Jacks

Parkinson's Standing Series - Leg Jacks

Stand with hands on your hips or holding onto countertop/chair. Jump legs apart and then back to the middle. Repeat for 30 seconds.

Parkinson’s Standing Series – Lateral Lunge

Take a big step to the side while opening the arms wide. Then step feet together and bring arms down. Repeat by stepping to the opposite side and reaching out arms. Alternate side and repeat this for 30 seconds.