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Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT

Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT is the visionary force behind Balance Therapy and The Parkinson’s Mind Body Institute, dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals grappling with Parkinson’s disease.

Armed with a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas State University, Valerie is a certified expert in PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery!) and BIG therapy for Parkinson’s. Beyond her clinical prowess, she serves as the esteemed neuro-therapist for the Dallas Mavericks, delivering comprehensive concussion evaluations and treatments. Passionate about the transformative power of movement, Valerie extends her expertise to dance and movement classes tailored for Parkinson’s patients.

As the founder of The MIND Program (Movement Initiative for the Newly Diagnosed) and co-founder of Endeavor Parkinsonology, Valerie is a catalyst for change in the Dallas-Fort Worth Parkinson’s community. These programs embody her commitment to providing free physical therapy, exercise classes, resources, and educational initiatives to empower those affected by Parkinson’s.

Valerie’s educational journey includes earning the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Certificate from Emory University, sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Her pursuit of excellence is reflected in a rich tapestry of certifications and training encompassing concussion testing and rehab, advanced vestibular rehab, vision retraining, functional movement disorders, dystonia, and Pilates. Driven by a profound dedication to improving lives, Valerie Johnson stands at the forefront of innovative and compassionate care for individuals navigating the challenges of Parkinson’s disease.

Exercise Essentials for Parkinson’s Disease
by Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT

You don’t have to be a physical therapist to be an expert at exercise. All you need are some clear guidelines, a lot of effort, and little creativity. That’s what it takes to stay on top of your PD symptoms, slow the progression of PD, and enjoy a better life. In this guide, you will learn some tricks of the trade about how and why you should be exercising with PD.

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