Dear Francine,

Here’s a video I made that demonstrates the “And-Up!” technique I developed for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. This technique, when learned and practiced, will help many rise from a chair to a standing position. Enjoy but proceed with caution.

Ask Patrick is an advice/opinion column based on my experiences working with people with Parkinson’s disease as a trainer and an advocate. It is not intended to replace the instructions of your doctor. Always consult with your doctor if there is a change in your status or if you have questions about their instructions. All exercise has an inherent risk of injury so proceed cautiously.

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