I have Parkinson's. It was affecting my balance and that made it difficult to participate in simple, everyday activities outside of the house, like going out to eat or going to the grandkids' soccer games or sporting activities. I first became aware of HouseFit through the St. Louis APDA website which included a listing for an exercise class at HouseFit for people with Parkinson's. After a fall down some stairs, 5 broken ribs, a stay in the hospital, and then a stay in rehab, I decided one way to fight PD was with exercise.
I started taking group exercise classes at HouseFit with the 1-week free trial that they offer and decided to join. My movement disorder neurologist recommended some additional physical therapy. I had previously been in PT with another service provider, but the staff, the atmosphere, the focus on older adults, their approach to fitness are some of the reasons I decided to do my PT at HouseFit. My balance has improved. My confidence is up. I'm more active. My wife said that besides my improved balance, she has noticed a definite change for the better in my outlook on life.
With the help of a very professional, supporting, and caring staff, my quality of life has increased. They have developed a fitness plan just for me, tracking my progress and providing immediate feedback. They play great music and make fitness fun! My wife and I have been praising the work being done at HouseFit to our family, friends, neighbors, support groups - anyone that we think would benefit from the services offered here.
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