The MIND Program (Movement Initiative for the Newly Diagnosed) addresses unmet needs of the newly diagnosed PD community in DFW through FREE, PD-specific physical therapy, exercise classes, support, education, and resources early in the disease progression thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Many of those with PD are not referred to physical therapy soon enough after diagnosis. This new program provides best, evidenced-based, Parkinson’s-specific physical therapy (PT) practices. This is centered on obtaining a PD-specific physical therapy evaluation soon after diagnosis.
Newly diagnosed persons with Parkinson’s Disease may be told to exercise, but are not often given meaningful guidance and resources that address their individual needs. We have specialized training, experience, and expertise in PD that improves short and long-term outcomes through early intervention, education, and preventative measures.
We offer FREE, PD-specific
In the program, you will get the following services at NO COST.
We only have 30 spots and are accepting enrollees now! You are eligible if you have been diagnosed in the past 3 years.
Spots are filling up fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to enroll!
939 N. Edgefield Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208
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.
“Valerie truly has a great thing going for this population. Every mutual patient we share just raves about her personality and how hard she works them. Thank you for all you do for our community.”
“Valerie, you are the best! You put up with my whining and encouraged me every time. I did my homework because you care so much! I’m still balancing -it’s become a natural routine for me-thanks to every there (360 Balance, Austin, TX). I’ll be back if I need fine tuning.”
“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!”
“I want to thank Valerie for her patience. She does her job well because she cares for her patients”
“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!”
“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.”
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