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.
“Balance Therapy has helped more than anything else we have tried. Valerie Waldron Johnson makes it fun and really cares about her clients.”
“I look forward to my sessions with Valerie. The classes are fun but challenging.”
“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!”
“When the world around you is in a spin… It’s nice to know that someone’s got your back! Thanks for being that someone!”
“I want to thank Valerie for her patience. She does her job well because she cares for her patients”
“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.”
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