PWR! Parkinson’s Exercise Program

 PWR! A Specialized Parkinson’s Exercise Program

 PWR! Exercise
is a crucial part of Parkinson’s management.


The program consists of specialized movement patterns, strengthening, and flexibility exercises specifically designed for Parkinson’s patients; it is consists of large amplitude movements and is based on the LSVT Parkinson’s program.

Presented By:     

Progression PT of Princeton    


Call 609-454-3536  to register


PWR! classes begin on the first
Tuesday or Thursday of each month
and are held every Tuesday and Thursday
from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

There is a new class session beginning
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

8 Sessions per month
$130 month


Progression Physical Therapy of Princeton
Bldg. B Suite 7-9, 601 Ewing Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

“This is a terrific class, with exercises aimed specifically at Parkinson’s patients and a knowledgeable and helpful instructor.  Patients at any stage of the disease will benefit.” –A current class participant
“I have nothing but positive things to say about the Parkinson’s class with Denise Cheskis. She is an excellent instructor whose exercise routines promote flexibility and balance as well as strength training. In addition, the class has a social aspect to it with the members having an opportunity to converse–an aspect critical and necessary for Parkinson’s patients. I highly recommend the class.” – BC

Targeted Responses from PWR! classes:

Decrease stiffness and low amplitude movement
Improve Parkinson’s motor and gait disturbances
Improve postural changes, balance, and flexibility

PWR! exercises include:

Emphasis on high effort, large amplitude movements
Whole body strengthening/flexibility
Sustained aerobic conditioning

Optimize your function and improve your quality of life!

Research has shown that Parkinson’s exercise programs can affect overall well-being by helping to slow the progression of disease and address cognitive skills. Exercise can help form new connections and restore lost connections within the brain, produce proteins in the brain that promote nerve longevity and growth, and improve memory function.
Our instructors commitment to our clients: 
To Educate and Coach
To Support and Engage
To Challenge

Our class leaders have extensive training and certifications:

Ruth Kaplan, PT, DPT

Owner, Physical Therapist at Progression PT

Certified LSVT Parkinson’s BIG Instructor

25+ years of clinical experience in rehabilitation setting

Denise Cheskis:

Certified Parkinson’s PWR! Instructor

Physical Therapy Education

Personal Training Coach

Healthy Back Aquatics Instructor

Certified PACE Instructor (People with Arthritis Can Exercise)