Neuro-Friendly Fitness with Dr. Katie Wadland (Online)

Everyone knows it’s important to exercise, but what most people don’t understand is that when you’re living with a neurologic disease or disorder, it can be difficult. Join Dr. Katie Wadland, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and PWR! Moves- Certified Therapist for this weekly Neuro-Friendly Fitness class designed to help people living with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuropathy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and other neurologic disorders and conditions. Find ways to move your bodies in ways that feel good, promote brain health and healing and improve your overall fitness. Activities will be chair-based, seated or standing at the chair, and will include adaptive yoga, PWR! Moves Mobility, core and trunk control, strength and balance training, dynamic stretching and more. Includes breathwork and mindfulness, and discussing other ways to reduce stress and improve overall health and wellness. If you are curious about exercise, want to be more active or intimidated by joining a “normal” exercise class, this is the course for you.


Online Class
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Katie Wadland

Dr. Katie Wadland is a Doctor of Physical therapy, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and PWR! Moves-Certified Therapist with more than 15 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and home care rehabilitation settings. Since graduating in 2008 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, she has worked at some of the region's best hospitals and home care agencies, including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home, and now owns and operates a Mobile Physical Therapy Practice called Healthy Aging Physical Therapy. She specializes in working with older adults, people with Parkinson’s Disease and other complex medical and neurological diseases and disorders. Katie approaches clinical care with a strong emphasis on both holistic and evidenced-based care. By looking beyond a specific injury or impairment, instead focusing on the whole person, she takes great pride in helping each of her patients to achieve meaningful goals, use exercise as medicine, and to become stronger, fitter and more functional.