WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

“One of the few programs targeted specifically to Parkinson's sufferers, these very nicely produced and executed tapes will be a fine addition to public and academic library health sciences collections...” more
Lori Widzinski, Health Sciences Lib., SUNY at Buffalo
Library Journal/February 1, 2004 page 138

“Unfortunately, there is only one John Argue...” more
James Tetrud, M.D.,
The Parkinson’s Institute
Sunnyvale, CA.

“Excellent- the clients absolutely love it! The workshop is wonderful (one of the best there is) and definitely...” more
Darolyn O'Donnell, C.T.R.S.
Recreation Therapy Coordinator
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center
Phoenix, AZ

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DOCTORS

“Unfortunately, there is only one John Argue. Therefore, I am delighted that he has recreated his unique approach to exercise in this book and video, so that I can introduce his techniques to all my patients.”
James Tetrud, M.D.,
The Parkinson’s Institute
Sunnyvale, CA

“I have always been a strong advocate of exercise and yoga in Parkinson’s Disease, but from John’s class I have really seen miracles from movement.”
Helen Bronte-Stewart, M.D., M.S.E.
Director, Stanford Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic

“John knows as much about the ‘nitty gritty’ of Parkinson’s as anyone in the field. And not only have my patients, under his guidance, learned to cope better physically…but also mentally and emotionally.”
Scott Abramson, M.D.
Dept. of Neurology, Kaiser Permanente, CA

“This is a wonderful book. It describes well the essence of movement problems that people with PD experience. Learning the art of movement is much more important exercise for these patients than just strengthening muscles.”
Robin D. Fross, M.D., Parkinson’s disease specialist, Kaiser Permanente

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PATIENT EDUCATORS

“Excellent- the clients absolutely love it! The workshop is wonderful (one of the best there is) and definitely a positive plus in training instructors and generating interest and excitement in the patient population; but the book is so well written that instructors can teach without having to have taken the workshop. I have had people who are snowbirds call me from their summer residences wanting to know how to buy your book (in volume!) as they have raved to their support groups about your method so the good word is still spreading!”
Darolyn O'Donnell, C.T.R.S.
Recreation Therapy Coordinator
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center
Phoenix, AZ

“Has been positive for our organization. Positive physical changes for participants, although the social component may be more important. Personality of the instructor highly and directly correlated to success in any given location. This is NOT something just anyone can do.”
Holly Chaimov
Executive Director
Willamette-Columbia Parkinson's Society
Portland, Oregon

"Thank you so much for your outstanding programs. Yesterday I ran into a few people who had attended on Saturday, and the word "fantastic" was used several times. There were also some phone messages on the APDA voice mail from people who called just to say how much they had enjoyed your presentation."
Cynthia A. Holmes, PhD, APDA Parkinson’s Information & Referral Center, Tucson, AZ

“We thought we would never hear the end of the positive comments about your too brief presentation here in Sacramento in September. Our Parkinson’s crowd wants you to return. Would you consider...”
Maxine Milner Krugman
Director
Sacramento Valley PD Assoc
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“Here in MN we are just getting the feelers out - We have people wanting to come to a class with no instructor and an instructor with no participants. It is my goal to try and get at least one class going this fall. PS several people have been using your counting the steps technique for immobility ever since the conference and having wonderful success. One of the daughters ended up teaching the PT who came to assist her mom in the hospital and the Mom was not walking well at all until she did the counting again. You have had an impact here.!!!! ”
Kathy Kehrberg
Coordinator
APDA Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

“Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for your unforgettable visit and wonderful presentation. The doctors, many people that presented at the meeting and other people who got to know about the existence of your book, asked about it and keep on phoning for it because they are very interested. We from the organization, and myself in particular, would like you to invite you in Florence next year, hoping you will be able to stay in our city a little longer, so that our Parkinson-ill friends will be able to enjoy the effectiveness of your method.”
Sergio Bertusi
Associazione Parkinsoniana Fiorentini
Florence, Italy

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REVIEWS

Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN)

"John Argue’s dynamic two-part video series begins with some simple requirements: no shoes, a sturdy chair, some pillows and tennis balls. Mr. Argue leads us from a warm-up – exercises done while sitting – through a series of voice and speech exercises, floor exercises, and leg stretches. The ten lessons covering both videotapes are well-paced and conducted with an eye towards increasing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination."
Benjamin J. Kirby, Parkinson’s Action Network ACTION REPORTER, February 2004, Page 7

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Library Journal/February 1, 2004 page 138

“John Argue has been teaching exercises to Parkinson's patients for 20 years and has created these two videos as a companion to his book Parkinson's Disease & the Art of Moving. Together, they form a complete program for understanding the value of both body and vocal exercise. Argue demonstrates all the exercises himself, explaining the moves in a smooth, calm voice, creating a warm, friendly, and down-to-earth ambiance. The lessons are designed to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination; improve the clarity and strength of the voice; and delay the progression of symptoms. The moves are simple and straightforward and based on yoga, tai chi, dance, and theater skills. Every portion of the body is covered; focus is on the stiffness and muscle atrophy that often accompany Parkinson's. The exercises for the voice, usually left out of other programs, are particularly striking and extremely important. The pace is appropriately slow, with ample time to practice each move together with Argue or alone. Because of the emphasis on flexibility and balance, these tapes will also be useful for rehabilitation efforts with other diseases. One of the few programs targeted specifically to Parkinson's sufferers, these very nicely produced and executed tapes will be a fine addition to public and academic library health sciences collections.”
Lori Widzinski, Health Sciences Lib., SUNY at Buffalo”

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