Effective January 1, 2019 Dr. Gustafson is receiving senior adults for exercise training who don't necessarily have any ill-health conditions, but are interested in a program that will improve their cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and balance capabilities. By improving these components one can slow-down the effects of aging and improve activities of daily living. If you want to be able to keep up with the grandchildren, to get up and down more easily and to decrease the incidence of unexpected falls, this program will assist in meeting those objectives. The program is challenging, but the participants are allowed to participate at their own pace. Over time the pace of participation will increase as one's fitness components improve. In fact, there will be days when the participants will surprise themselves by doing something they were not able to do a few months before. Our program is not a magic trick. It is just a plan of guided activity which will allow someone, over time, maintain and/or regain physical abilities which would otherwise go by the wayside.
For more information click on the Senior Adult training tab above.
RPG Kinesiotherapy, LLC
Paul Gustafson, PhD, RKT
A program using non-contact boxing training to assist clients in coping with the effects of Parkinson's Disease is now offered in small classes of 2-3 clients. Dr. Gustafson has been trained at the premier facility in the world which pioneered the use boxing training for Parkinson's. Classes are geared toward each client's ability level as he/she enters the program. Clients are allowed to progress at their own pace. While what we offer does not cure Parkinson's, the program has been shown to slow the progression of the condition and allow clients to improve the execution of activities of daily living.
Beginning 11/1/18 we will extend our boxing classes to clients with early stage dementia. Client with early stage dementia seem to benefit from exercise programs emphasizing improvement in strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Click the Karkinson's Disease-Dementia tab above for more information.
Postural asymmetry (misalignment) is sometimes associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Using gentle stretching and strengthening techniques we attempt to restore the proper musculoskeletal postural relationships intended for your body. Over a period of weeks muscle lengths are reset and your skeleton is repositioned for a gradual return to the postural design originally intended for your body. If you’ve been told that surgery is the only thing that will relieve your pain, consider one more option. While we can’t help everyone, these techniques have provided relief to many people with low-back, hip, shoulder, neck and wrist pain, etc. - without the use of medication or manipulation. Click the orange "Conservative Pain Management" link at the top of the page for details. Click the blue "From the Clinic" link below to read a success story from the clinic.
Senior Adult Training