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Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT

Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT founded Balance Therapy and The Parkinson’s Mind Body Institute to best serve those living with Parkinson’s disease.

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 is the team neuro-therapist for the Dallas Mavericks, providing comprehensive concussion evaluations and treatments. She also teaches dance and movement classes for Parkinson’s. Valerie founded The MIND Program (Movement Initiative for the Newly Diagnosed) and co-founded Endeavor Parkinsonology. Both are programs bringing free physical therapy, exercise classes, resources, and educational programs to the local Dallas-Fort Worth Parkinson’s community.

Valerie attended Emory University to earn the 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, functional movement disorders, dystonia, and Pilates.

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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