Our dance classes provide an enriched environment to explore movement and music in ways that are fun, stimulating, and creative. Dance improves balance, walking, and everyday movement in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Dancing also improves quality of life, social inclusion, self-esteem, mood, and cognitive function in person’s with Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, music and rhythmic cuing helps reduce freezing, improves your ability to initiate movement, and facilitates whole body coordination. Furthermore, music is therapeutic for mood, speech, and breathing in individuals with Parkinson’s. this class, Valerie will lead you through an hour of brain changing, hand clapping, and foot stomping exercise.
Parkinson's Disease Classes
A fun way to engage the whole body, increase arm swing, and promote upright posture in persons with PD.
A Parkinson's-specific training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements.
HIIT challenges your cognitive skills, motor skills, and cardiovascular system and improves blood flow in your brain.
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.
“Val is the best! After my cerebellar stroke, my brain lost its way to keep me balanced. I continue to improve with her approach. She helped my brain coordinate with my ears and the rest of my body so that I am much closer to a normal life…. walking without a cane and driving!”
“I look forward to my sessions with Valerie. The classes are fun but challenging.”
“You are a wonderful teacher. I am glad I had the opportunity to work with you. You are a blessing to PD patients and others who benefit from your lovingly tough classes. Thank you for all you do. Your commitment to helping others is demonstrated continually by your words and actions.”
“Keep up the great work, Val! I went to you for about two years for chronic vestibular balance and dizziness issues, and now I am so much better and these issues do not hinder my lifestyle. I think your optimism and energy were as important as the vestibular rehab exercises. You were more than just a physical therapist, but a PT/Life Coach! Thanks again for everything!”
“Thank you Valerie Waldron Johnson and Balance Therapy for keeping this Parkinson’s person more limber and more symptom free with your knowledge of correct exercises, stretches and cardio to help delay Parkinson’s progress! I look forward to all our sessions!”
“Balance Therapy has helped more than anything else we have tried. Valerie Waldron Johnson makes it fun and really cares about her clients.”
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