Cold windy day won’t stop us!
Motorvation retrains coordination to improve areas of brain health and sports performance.
Motorvation is comprised of programs that address the psychological component to action by incorporating non contact boxing as a vehicle to retrain movement and improve sports performance
Cold windy day won’t stop us!
Russ has been doing amazing in grant. He is now learning how different tempos change his punches from close to mid to long range. This is important for mechanical efficiency.
Parkinson's Foundation community grant for this year focuses on care partner integration. Through a virtual platform we are training multiple care partners within the home and one outside of the home Shirley Angichiodo in addition to Paul himself. Paul has be unable to stand on his own unassisted since at least July of 2020. Through verbal instructions that provide cues to improve movement vigor at the pelvis in addition to the direction of effort, Paul was able to sit and stand 25 times in a row. Continuous movements such as this also challenge the sequencing effect in PD which is a progressive slowing of sequential movements. This has been a invaluable stepping stone for improving independence for Paul as well as reducing care partner workload. Having success on a virtual platform also provides options for those who are more progressed and homebound. Thanks Parkinson’s Foundation for believing in and supporting our work! Motorvation
Imaginary Dodgeball!!! Ron was a recipient of last years grant. He’s continued to train consistently for two years along with his wife. Notice in the video the speed of his throws. Both of their footwork. Feet constantly moving while maintaining position. Mental imagery. Creativity.
Once you learn how to and you can do anything! Fall prevention becomes sports performance.
One of the multiple games of partner juggling that I created to help improve Mike has and his level of is unbelievable. becomes wit the proper building blocks.
Doug completed Recalibrate’s 21 feee sessions of motor control training funded by He has continued with the training and this was his first session. He is free style flowing. Very hard to do with skill and proper footwork. He is amazing. He’s looking for a couple People with Parkinson’s to join his virtual sessions. pm me if interested.
Terry started in July with the community grant. Video 1 is his 1st day of training. You can see he has erratic tics and jerks in his trunk. This is possibly psychogenic and exacerbated by anxiety. We have focused on the mental component necessary to building a multi sensory relationship between sound and touch to re educate the feet into a bigger base of support and to calibrate the arms and legs along with the trunk to work in harmony with one another. He has made tremendous strides and I think that is obvious from the following videos. Take a look and give a shout out to Terry for his amazing dedication and success in this program.
Another great day at the office! I’ve been training mike for 5 years. He keeps getting better and better.
Addressing that loss of subjective effort. Putting in the work with form and skill.
Join our virtual classes. We will be learning methods from my Recalibrate program to improve motor control & prevent falls. DM me!
So excited to announce Parkinson's Foundation awarded us with the 2020 community grant. This is our second year receiving this grant and after we fulfill the training will have 900 hours documented of Recalibrate motor control training. This training is allowing us to build a platform to expand virtually to continue helping People with Parkinson's as well as training others to become certified in these methods. We are very fortunate to have the Parkinson Foundation's support and welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about receiving training through the grant to call me or reach out through messenger or email.
Increasing and decreasing tempo is so important and especially with coordinated combinations with a moving base. It all comes down to an internalized metronome connecting the mind to the body.
Shape shifting to improve coordination. The rotation at the forearm must coordinate with the other arm which may be ending at a different joint angle depending on the punch aka reach. Cross is internal rotation at the reach and external at the return. With the hook the effort is at the elbow. To reduce cognitive overload we look at the geometric shape of the body and then shape shift from left to right.
Adam struggles with trunk rigidity which limits his ability to rotate and generate force. This lack of force generation impacts his ability to reach past arms length, to throw a powerful punch, and to throw an accurate pitch through the strike zone. We have been implementing the Recalibrate curriculum funded by to translate to pitching so he can more confidently coach his team. We use a tactile cue of the outside of the forearm on the opposite quad. This facilitates trunk rotation lining up his shoulder to his target on the follow through. It also facilitates pronation at the forearm increasing pitching velocity. We are now working on using an auditory cue that is timed with his peripheral vision to more effectively release the grip on the ball. If we can accomplish this we can reduce pitching errors and Adam can start actively coaching his team during batting practice. The biomechanics of boxing can not only address deficits of parkinson disease but can translate to other areas of sports performance.
Although having great success standing on one leg dribbling a basketball he was still unsteady and was struggling with finding an even distribution of his center of gravity. With a 5 minute explanation of how the body should feel when being balanced and how to achieve that by keeping the pelvis and shoulders even and hiking up the hip he was able to balance with much less disturbance and postural sway.
Ron converted to a regular client after his 16 complimentary lessons through Him and his wife train two day’s a week on their patio with me. One goal was to improve his single leg balance. Instead of practicing balancing on one leg we have been training with multiple coordination exercises. Today was a test to assess his transfer of learning!
This documentary tells the stories of people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and have been able to reclaim their lives by mitigating their symptoms.It explores a holistic approach to wellness for people with Parkinson’s; Illuminates the benefits of exercise and activity; introduces cutting edge possibilities for future treatment.
Improv to improve Parkinson's disease and the Parkinson's Foundation
are raising awareness of improv’s positive effect on Parkinson’s Disease.
Improv to Improve Parkinson’s Disease is a new way to connect, engage and have fun. It’s been adapted to fit these times of social distancing - so we’re meeting up on Zoom. It’s designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their care partners and medical/wellness providers. The next session will be on Monday, April 6th at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time. Please visit www.i2ipd.com for more details or email program founder, Robert Cochrane, at [email protected].” I hope you’ll join us, too.
Making an impact in Southern Nevada Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas At PPLV, we connect, empower, and inspire this community by providing local resources and support to help PWP refresh their perspectives and live their lives to the fullest. Check us out.
As we kick off National Parkinson's Awareness Month, could not be more proud of all these folks and grateful for their friendship! Check out Parkinson’s Place Las Vegas to see what's going on this month and every month!
The only gym open in Vegas. Medically based fitness. If anyone is looking to get some private sessions dm me.
Amongst all of this craziness you still need to stay active and healthy especially to remain ahead of progression. This is the perfect time to get active with your spouse or someone in your family. benefits everyone. We are using the tiles in the home as agility ladder training with constant task switching of tempos, directions, and footwork patterns.
Synchronization during bilateral coordination in is impaired. By deconstructing each movement and then reconstructing it through visualization of the body as a whole allows the brain to better associate multiple limb coordination.
Ecological rhythmic auditory stimulation...using the sound of the feet to drive continuous and symmetric weight shifting. affects movement effort, however when moving in a state of fluidity and flow the effort needs to remain similar on both sides of the body during a rhythmic task that is continuous. In the first video you can see the effort is too much and resulting in getting stuck and the flow abruptly ceases. In the second video is looks much easier because it’s done with just the right amount of effort. Our next step is to improve the arms trajectories and then connect this all to a moving base.
3rd session of the grant funded by Parkinson’s Foundation. He came in on a cane, lacking in confidence. Working on weight shifting to counter act movement and keep his center of gravity even. Exciting to see someone rediscover their inner athlete in such a short amount of time. Rockin that shirt. Much more to come with him and his progress.
Such a great event! Im very thankful to be a part of such a great group of like minded individuals. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Parkinson's Place L.V. 3rd annual movement fair... Zappos Adaptive
Can’t wait for tomorrow!
Parkinson’s Place Movement Fair Saturday 1/25 @ 10am Zappos
400 Stewart, Las Vegas
Juggling Physics. This was his first day using objects of different mass.
Christian Banda and Darbe Schlosser have both committed to row 1,000,000 meters for the year 2020: They’re both honored to be a part of this campaign.
Shout out to Ned Neuhaus and Katie Kleist for initiating the incredible Row to Slow Parkinson's - 2020 Challenge!!! They are promising to row 1 MILLION METERS over the course of the year in order to spread awareness about Parkinson’s and the positive effect exercise can have in delaying the progression of the disease. Since January 1rst they have had over 10 AMAZING community members join them on this journey!! Congrats to all of you and GOOD LUCK! To learn more check out their blog copied here: https://www.challengingparkinsonsdisease.com/home/row-to-slow-parkinson-s
This was Vynce’s last session of the grant. This week he is converting to small group classes. This exercise which I refer to as lion/lamb challenges the mindset to change from recovery to attack mode. The movements are still continuous and flowing but the intensity is amped up during the attack. Obtaining this control of effort is the bodies way of commandeering movement that is impaired bc of Finding new motivational pathways to achieve purpose in movement.
How you dress reflects how you feel! Frank was very excited about his new wardrobe from He struggles with getting dressed and maintaining balance, especially when putting his shirts on overhead. This cardigan has magnetic buttons. His zip up hoodie also has a magnetic zipper and his new adaptive 7Seven jeans have Velcro buttons. The adaptive part of the clothing is not noticeable... It’s
Sometimes, you just gotta jump around!
With a noticeable tremor and limited range of motion throughout the entire arm, motor control is hard to achieve, especially when it requires precise timing and accuracy. Recalibrate focuses on purposeful movements that require reaching trajectories and reaching speed that are optimal. In many cases with PD the affected arm becomes stuck to the body as if it’s in a sling. We aim to reincorporate the affected limb to rebuild symmetry and bilateral coordination. Thanks again to for making this training possible.
The power of putting yourself out there
I wake up early January 1, 2020 knowing that my blog and social media accounts have already been updated with automated posts announcing my 2020 Row to Slow Parkinson's awareness campaign.
I pick up my phone while still in bed to get that "hit" of reassurance that comes from friends or family sending words of encouragement to what you are doing on social media. It is not quite 8:00. What I was not expecting was a private message from Christian Banda, a YOPD (Young Onset Parkinson's Disease) friend in Las Vegas (which means it is 6:00 AM his time). It says something to the effect "I want in, what do I have to do to join?". I am speechless.
I wake up early January 1, 2020 knowing that my blog and social media accounts have already been updated with automated posts announcing my 2020 Row to Slow Par
Movements aren’t supposed to be choppy and robotic. Loss of coordination in PD impairs movement efficiency. Exercise is extremely important for overall longevity, heart health, mitochondria regeneration, and neuro-protection. However, exercise needs to be educational if you are trying to build skill. In PD this requires a deconstruction of the entire kinetic chain followed by plasticity based training addressing loss of subjective effort. The big question is...Once this movement is transformed does it stay that way. Absolutely No. Same things as discontinuing healthy eating leads to weight gain and the same reason I can’t play a trumpet. I haven’t practiced in years. Consistency is key!
9070 West Cheyenne Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Motorvation posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Motorvation: