Pictured: Elite athlete and former NBA player Brian Grant

Learn About Exercise and Parkinson’s Symptoms

CPTV premiered this original documentary in April 2018. To stream Power Over Parkinson’s now, click here >>

There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but this program introduces viewers to people with Parkinson’s disease (PwPs) who are employing their own power and finding their own solutions. They are sharing their message of exercise with PwPs across the country — with a focus on the idea that exercise (in particular, boxing and tango dancing) can delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

From former NBA star Brian Grant heading up a foundation to train trainers to work with PwPs;  to a researcher at Washington University charting the improvement in her Parkinson’s patients who dance the tango; to a physical-education teacher initiating a “movement movement” with hundreds of other PwPs, this 30-minute program shares powerful and positive portraits of patients and doctors who are focused on exercise research to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

You may also be interested in Power Over Parkinson’s 2, the new documentary  that introduces you to patients, doctors, and experts in Connecticut and beyond exploring complementary therapies for Parkinson’s symptoms. See Power Over Parkinson’s 2 here>>

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is the presenting station for Power Over Parkinson’s. It is distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT).