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.
We offer physical therapy evaluations, treatments, and exercises for those suffering from imbalance, dizziness, and Parkinson’s disease. We specialize in identifying causative factors resulting in imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, and falls. We also focus on implementing brain changing exercises for Parkinson’s through one-on-one therapy sessions and group exercise classes.
Vestibular therapy, also known as Vestibular Rehab Therapy (VRT), is a sub-specialty under the umbrella of neurologic physical therapy. Finding the right specialist and getting an accurate diagnosis is often the hardest part for people with dizziness and imbalance. Symptoms may include instability, a sensation of spinning or movement, vertigo, disequilibrium, falls, and vision problems. These issues are often accompanied by difficulty concentrating, foggy-headedness, anxiety, and depression. Thankfully, these problems are quite treatable through specialized vestibular and balance rehabilitation.
Exercise is a great tool for re-wiring the neural connections in your brain to make movement easier. This approach is based on a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity. Establishing and maintaining good Parkinson’s-specific exercise and lifestyle principles are paramount in living your best life with Parkinson’s disease.
By the time motor symptoms show up, people with Parkinson’s have already lost as much as 80% of their dopamine neurons that are responsible for initiation and ease of movement, among other functions.
Believe it or not — you aren’t stuck with the brain you have. You can change it!
We will teach you brain changing strategies and movements that literally change the circuitry of your brain. We apply Parkinson’s oriented, research-based principles to help you maximize the benefits of your exercise practice that will drive back and stave off your symptoms and slow the progression the disease.
Balance Therapy LLC was founded by Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT to serve as a resource and a solution for those suffering from dizziness, imbalance, and Parkinson’s disease. Based on your examination and history, Valerie prescribes an exercise program specific to your symptoms, needs, and goals. All treatments and exercise classes are held in a supportive environment that foster accountability, camaraderie, and enjoyment.
Here at Balance Therapy, we concentrate on delivering best physical therapy and fitness practices and collaborate with other health care professionals and community partners to ensure the best outcomes for our clients.
Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT is passionate about serving as a community resource and advocate fo so that you and your care partners may enjoy a better life.
Thank you for your interest in Balance Therapy LLC. We are dedicated to providing insight and relief to those battling Parkinson’s, imbalance, dizziness, and falls.
Always seek professional advice from a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. This website is not intended to serve as a substitute for medical diagnostics or treatments.
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.
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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 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.
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