Our Dallas February Monthly Educational Series will be on:
Monday, February 10th, 1 PM - 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Topic: The Essential Exercise Guide for Parkinson’s disease
You aren’t stuck with the brain you have. You can change it! And, you don’t have to be a physical therapist to be an expert at exercise for Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Valerie Johnson, DPT will be talking about some brain changing tricks of the trade on how and why you should be exercising with PD. All you need are some clear guidelines, a lot of effort, and a little creativity. That’s what it takes to stay on top of your symptoms, slow the progression of PD, and enjoy a better life. This talk applies PD-specific, research-based exercise principles to help you maximize the benefits of your exercise practice, drive back, and stave off your PD symptoms.
Speaker: Dr. Valerie Johnson
Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT founded Balance Therapy to best serve those living with Parkinson’s disease, imbalance, and dizziness. She is the team neuro-therapist for the Dallas Mavericks. Valerie has a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas State University and is certified in PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery!) and BIG therapy for Parkinson’s. She also teaches movement classes for Parkinson’s including dance, PWR!, circuit, and pole walking. She founded The Parkinson’s Mind Body Institute and co-founded Endeavor Parkinsonology. Both are non-profit organizations bringing free physical therapy, exercise classes, and educational programs to the local Dallas-Fort Worth Parkinson’s community.
Valerie attended Emory University to earn her Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Certificate sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Valerie has additional certifications and training in concussion testing and rehab, advanced vestibular rehab, vision retraining, and Pilates.
There is no charge for the event, however, contributions are always welcome at daps.us/donate.
University Park United Methodist Church (Activity Center)
Dallas, TX 75225