Kim Cullen’s Parkinson’s Exercise class in Tuckerton

This year’s Ability Fair features an exercise class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. The 45-minute class starts at 1:00 p.m. It will be led by Kimberly Cullen, PT, DPT, CLT, clinical director of Bacharach’s Tuckerton satellite campus.

 

Inspired by a Parkinson’s patient, Kimberly, a 17-year Bacharach employee, has created and conducted specialized exercise classes, once-a-week, for the past six years.

Anyone walking by the gym knows when Kimberly is conducting this class.  She encourages patients to engage in chair and balance exercises and take part in stretching movements while listening to 60s music.

 

“We try to make this exercise class fun and motivational,” said Kimberly. “Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and our patients must do their best to try to incorporate exercise into their daily lives.”

 

In addition to exercise, the class offers support and understanding between patients living with Parkinson’s.  Participants meet and interact with others facing similar challenges.

 

Kimberly is excited to hold a Parkinson’s exercise class at the Ability Fair. “I look forward to introducing my style of exercise to new Parkinson’s patients. I hope I will motivate them to join my weekly class or join a class that may be closer to where they live.”

 

Anyone interested in registering for Kim’s weekly class at Bacharach’s Tuckerton satellite office, held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon may call 609-294-2010.

 

To register for the Parkinson’s exercise class to be held at the 2018 Ability Fair please contact Jamie Hoagland at 609-748-5250 or via email at jhoagland@bacharach.org.

 


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