November 15th – Therapy & Exercise Panel

Please join us for a very special meeting on November 15, with a panel presentation, entitle, How Therapy and Exercise Can Positively Impact PD, A Panel Discussion.  

Guest speakers will include Sarah King, Physical therapist; Liz Warfield, Speech therapist, Nancy Bain, PD Fitness and Dance instructor. This is an important subject for those with Parkinson’s Disease; one we know will be of high interest to all CAPS members.

A pot luck lunch is also planned for the meeting.  Saturday, November 15. Don’t miss this one.

Meet the Panel

Nancy Stern Bain, Dancing with Parkinson’s Instructor

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Nancy Stern Bain

Nancy Bain holds a Master’s degree in Dance Education from New York University and has taught dance for over 35 years, including at the High School of Performing Arts (NY City) and Queensborough Community College/CUNY. She performed with several modern dance companies in New York and directed her own professional company for 13 years before moving to Austin. In addition to teaching, choreographing and performing, she has also taught fitness to seniors for the past 7 years, including at the Twin Lakes Y of Cedar Park and the Dell Jewish Community Association of Austin. In October 2012, she began her training in Dance for PD at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY with the intention of bringing the program to Austin and central Texas. She has successfully completed this goal by teaching Dancing with Parkinson’s since Power for Parkinson’s began in January, 2013. She has a national certification in Older Adult Exercise from Healthways and has been a SilverSneakers and PACE (arthritis-based) instructor.

Sarah King, PT, DPT

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Sarah King

Sarah holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos. She is also an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Fitness Specialist. Recently she completed the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery! Therapist training program that is an extension of Becky Farley’s LSVT BIG program.

Sarah has spent the past 8 years working with patients and clients in all realms of health and wellness and of all abilities and backgrounds. She currently works at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in their outpatient physical therapy clinic and particularly enjoys working with people with neurological impairments to help them reach their greatest potential.

Liz Warfield, Speech Therapist

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Liz Warfield

Liz Warfield, director of therapy operations has worked at HealthSouth Austin since 2009 as a speech therapist and team lead. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s at the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP). She holds additional certifications in Vital Stim and Lee Silverman’s Voice.