WOW! Forum "Exercise Your Brain-Dance to the Music"


Wellness Forum “Exercise Your Brain-Dance to the Music”

Dr. Marsha Melnick, P.T., PhD will present a WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum on Wednesday February 9th at 2:00-3:00 pm on KSQM FM (91.5) radio station.


Exercise is important for us all as we age, but a recent study found that more exercise is associated with lower mortality for those with Parkinson's disease. Intensity is not as important as frequency, so get out and move however you like. Dance is one form of exercise that has proven effective for those with Parkinson's; the complex dance steps help with maintaining movement. And a study at Albert Einstein Medical Center found that dance could make all of us smarter and help decrease our risk of dementia. Marsha will talk about her dance program here on the Olympic Peninsula, and she will explain why dance works and how to get started even if you have two left feet.


Marsha Melnick is a physical therapist currently working as an independent contractor in Sequim, treating those with Parkinson's disease as well as balance disorders, strokes, and multiple sclerosis. She is a Professor Emerita and Clinical Professor at the University of California and San Francisco State University Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Throughout her career she has specialized in treatment of neuromuscular dysfunction and especially Parkinson's disease.



WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health Wellness Clinic—Sequim’s free clinic. The Clinic provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members. Our work is supported by more than seventy volunteers, including physicians, other professional health care providers and laypersons, as well as private and public donations from the Sequim community and beyond. We would like to thank our 2022 Proud Supporter Sponsors: Jamestown Family Health Clinic, KSQM FM Radio Station and Olympic Medical Center.

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