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.
“Valerie, you are doing great things!!! I wish my dad was your patient. He does not have Parkinson’s, but he has significant balance issues. PT has helped him immensely. I wish that you could evaluate him someday. You are one of the best!!!! I miss working with you!”
“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 look forward to my sessions with Valerie. The classes are fun but challenging.”
“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 want to thank Valerie for her patience. She does her job well because she cares for her patients”
Here are some of my favorite resources for Parkinson’s disease. Check it out and keep it handy for when you are looking for new ideas to optimize your life with PD. Add any of...…
By Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT and Chrystal Kafka Is Pilates good for Parkinson’s you ask? The answer is… Sometimes. I’ve teamed up with the wonderful Chrystal Kafka to tackle this Pilates/ PD predicament. She is...…
Listen to the episode here: CBP 085: Neuro, Non-Profits, and…the NBA? – Dr. Valerie Johnson About the podcast: Gathering input from many successful cash-based practice owners, this podcast covers all components of starting or...…