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Useful Information on Movement Disorders

The mission of the American Parkinsons Disease Association is "to ease the burden and to find a cure" for the Parkinson's community through education, support, and program development. With chapters in most states in the U.S., the APDA offers information and a support group near you.

The Davis Phinney Foundation promotes the benefits of exercise for people living with Parkinson's disease.

The Michael J Fox Foundation funds research dedicated to delivering Parkinson's patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease.

The Muhammed Ali Parkinson Center offers support; a variety of arts, movement, and informational classes; and social interaction opportunities for patients and family members affected by Parkinson's disease.

The mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is to improve the quality of care through research, education and outreach. is Paul Zeiger's site, a yoga instructor who writes about living with Parkinson's and teaching yoga to Parkinson's patients. You can also find an informative article: Being a Care Partner on caring for someone with Parkinson's disease by Carolyn Zeiger, PhD.

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation offers hope through research, education and advocacy. The PDF provides educational opportunities for clinical research advocates through the Clinical Research Institute.

The Service Dog Project nonprofit organization trains service dogs specifically for people with balance issues such as with Parkinson's, MS, and stroke recovery. From the web site: "My service dog is a passport to a life not dominated by my disability.".

The National Stoke Association Focused on reducing the incidence and impact of stroke through education, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Useful Information on Yoga and Movement

The Everything Yoga Blog is a guide to living your yoga from a devoted yogi, yoga teacher and yoga therapist. with inspiring and insightful postings.

Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Lakshmi draws on insight, energy, and many years of teaching yoga to create her chair yoga approach. She makes it not only accessible but enjoyable and informative.

Moving Easy provides a safe, stress-free, relaxing environment for Tai Chi classes adapted for people living with Parkinson's, dystonia, and other movement disorders.

Donna Brooks: Original Body Wisdom Donna is a gifted and experienced yoga teacher who skillfully guides students with a variety of conditions to greater ease in movement. She offers special sessions, regular classes, and individual consultations.

Peggy Cappy's Yoga for the Rest of Us includes classes, videos, a newsletter, and insights on making yoga accessible to the aging or not-quite-as-flexible body.