We’ve applied PD-specific, research-based exercise principles to Pilates to help you maximize the benefits of your practice, drive back, and stave off your PD symptoms. If you are a fan of Pilates, there are special considerations for Parkinson’s. Sit back, take a deep, diaphragmatic breath and learn from the pros.
Listen to the episode here: CBP 085: Neuro, Non-Profits, and…the NBA? – Dr. Valerie Johnson About the podcast: Gathering input from many successful cash-based practice owners, this podcast covers all components of starting or transitioning into the out-of-network/private-pay business model for your private practice. Though the host, Jarod Carter PT, DPT, MTC, and many interviewees […]
Hello again, Balance Crowd, I’m back with one of my delightful friends and mentors with Parkinson’s, Chrystal Kafka. Today we are going to tackle everyone’s favorite thing to discuss…. Constipation! That’s right! There’s no such thing as TMI or over-sharing in this blog post. And we might even have a little fun in the process. Sit back, […]
Everyone’s experience with Parkinson’s disease is different. Symptoms and disease progressions vary greatly among individuals with PD. Here is an interview with Cathy Clark. From competitive swimming to being diagnosed with early onset PD, here is one woman’s journey through PD and how she returned to exercise later in life. Balance Therapy: Hi Cathy, thank […]
Treat Your Feet By Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT www.balancetherapyllc.com Pain and cramping in the legs and feet are common and unpleasant for people with Parkinson’s disease. Prop up your feet, relax, and enjoy some of these of ways to care for your tired feet and get some relief! The original foot alignment sock https://www.my-happyfeet.com/ Yoga […]
When you are combating something like PD, you can’t undervalue your mental health. Stress, anxiety, depression, and apathy are common in PD. Depression can be one of the first symptoms of PD before motor symptoms even arise. Further more, stress can make motor symptoms such as tremor and dyskinesia worse. Stress not! Depression and associated […]
Are you interested in reducing your PD symptoms, decreasing your reliance on PD medications, and preventing falls? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the video for you. Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT teams up with Dr. Alison Geymer, PT, DPT to discuss the importance of exercise for PD. Enjoy!
Hello everybody! Let’s start with something simple, shall we? Learn five Simple unfreezing techniques for Parkinson’s and enjoy your new found freedom. Freezing can be an unpleasant symptom of Parkinson’s disease. One out 3 people with Parkinson’s report having episodes where their feet feel “stuck” to the floor when walking, especially when changing surfaces […]