McLaren Health Care
Parkinson's Exercise Movement Classes

Parkinson Exercise Movement Classes
Offered at Various McLaren Locations

Exercise with Parkinson's Disease

McLaren Bay Region is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Classes are held at the Center for Rehabilitation on McLaren Bay Region’s West Campus. If you’re concerned about managing your Parkinson’s symptoms, a structured exercise program may be just what you need.

Why is Exercise Important?
Parkinson’s causes damage to the part of the nervous system controlling movement, posture and balance, resulting in: stiffness, tremors, slowness, difficulty with balance, difficulty walking and difficulty speaking.

When Should I Start Exercising?
Exercise should be started as soon after diagnosis as possible. Inactivity results in muscle weakness and stiffness. Regular exercise helps to maintain quality of movement and muscle function. A prescription from your physician is required to participate.

Exercise is important at all stages of Parkinson’s, but starting as early as possible is crucial. Group Exercise Classes consist of:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Postural and balance exercises
  • Aerobic exercises
  • Proprioception exercises.

Classes are offered at McLaren Bay Region:
Every Thursday from 3pm – 4pm
Center for Rehabilitation
McLaren Bay Region West Campus
3190 E. Midland Road
Bay City, Michigan 48706

Please see the events calendar below for other locations.