Meet the Expert Series

We invite you to join us for our FREE monthly session offering an expert answer questions that you have in their field. New speakers every month on different topics, from a Naturopathic Physician to a Neurologist. 

Need assistance registering or have questions? Contact Kristine Pedigo at 360-305-8297 or Kristine@nwpf.org. ***After registration, you will receive an email confirmation with the zoom link to access this webinar to be used the day of the event***

New speakers are in the works... stayed tuned.

May 16, 2024   2:00-3:00 PM PT

Meet the Expert Topic:
Dr. Nate Coomer, DPT, NCS 

The Parkinson’s Fitness Project

Join NWPF and Dr. Nate Coomer for a discussion and demonstration on how to best do transfers from one place to another.

May 28, 2024   12:30-1:30 PM PT

Meet the Expert Topic:
John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, SLP

Fundamentals: Working with a speech language pathologist

Join speech language pathologist John Dean for an engaging discussion about the various ways that working with an SLP can help you address a range of concerns and enhance your daily living and overall well-being. Please bring any communication and swallowing-related questions you might have.

February 15, 2024 – 2:00 PM PT

Meet the Expert Topic:
Dr. Nate Coomer, PT, DPT, NCS

“Feeling a little off center lately?”

Join Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Dr. Nate Coomer, Physical Therapist, Owner and Founder of the Parkinson’s Fitness Project for a discussion on posture
and PD.

Feeling a little off center? A stooping, bending or leaning posture can be common in Parkinson’s Disease. In this talk we will discuss the reasons why posture can be affected by PD, the most common postural changes and how physical therapists can help treat these issues. There will also be a demonstration of some simple exercises attendees can use at home to keep you on the straight and narrow!