Our approach to working with imbalance, dizziness, and Parkinson’s disease is driven by research and enthusiasm for those who want to improve their life.
Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT has a doctorate in physical therapy as well as special training, experience, and expertise in physical therapy for vertigo, imbalance, and Parkinson’s disease.
Here at Balance Therapy, we understand that a combination of specific exercises, an intentional mindset, and a supportive environment is a recipe for brain change in people with Parkinson’s disease. And, physical therapy along with exercise is essential in managing your Parkinson’s.
Exercise is a wonderful way to rewire the neural connections in your brain to make movement easier. We offer physical therapy and group exercise classes for Parkinson’s that will challenge your movement and cognitive abilities so that you can enjoy a better life.
Functioning on a daily basis can be a difficult chore for those with imbalance and dizziness. You may be one of the many that wade through a series of multiple providers and ineffective treatments before arriving at a solution from a specialized physical therapist.
Valerie evaluates and treats underlying causes of imbalance, falls, and dizziness. Based on the results from your interview and testing, Valerie prescribes exercises and treatments so that you may reduce symptoms, restore confidence, and resume your life.
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.
We focus on evaluating and treating inner ear and neurological issues commonly resulting in problems with imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, or vision.
We understand the seriousness of concussions and implement best physical therapy practices to ensure a complete and expedited recovery.
Our approach to Parkinson’s therapy is driven by research and enthusiasm, we strive to get you functioning at your highest level of fitness, activity, and health.
Join our ever growing community of fighters just like yourself. Stay encouraged and encourage others.
Reach out and we’ll happy to answer any questions you may have.
“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!”
“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!”
Valerie a just checking in to let you know my recovery has gone extremely well. Thank you for helping restore my balance and strength. You are a miracle worker.
“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.”
“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.”
“I want to thank Valerie for her patience. She does her job well because she cares for her patients”
Hello, my name is Valerie Johnson.
Hello, I am Valerie Johnson. I am a physical therapist devoted to bringing hope and solutions to those with Parkinson’s disease, imbalance, and dizziness. My treatment approach is driven by scientific evidence and passion so you can enjoy a better life.
In working with me, you can expect a work hard/ play hard and lovingly tough approach to brain changing exercises. Right off the bat, I will teach you the movement, balance, and lifestyle strategies you need to enjoy your life with more energy, confidence, and control over your condition.
I’m excited to help you get back to doing the things that make your life meaningful. My therapy and exercise programs are designed to to help you with anything from getting on the floor to play with your grandchildren to walking your daughter down the isle at her wedding, or whatever your goals may be.
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