Dr. Valerie Johnson PT, DPT founded Balance Therapy LLC and The Parkinson’s Mind Body Institute 501c3 to best serve those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Valerie has a doctorate in physical therapy from Texas State University and is certified in PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery!) and BIG therapy for Parkinson’s. She is the team neuro-therapist for the Dallas Mavericks, providing comprehensive concussion evaluations and treatments. Valerie also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Texas Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
She teaches dance and movement classes for Parkinson’s along with individual Physical Therapy evaluations and treatments. Valerie founded The MIND Program (Movement Initiative for the Newly Diagnosed) and co-founded Endeavor Parkinsonology. Both are programs bringing free physical therapy, exercise classes, resources, and educational programs to the local Dallas-Fort Worth Parkinson’s community.
Valerie attended Emory University to earn the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Certificate sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Valerie has additional certifications and training in concussion testing and rehab, advanced vestibular rehab, vision retraining, functional movement disorders, dystonia, and Pilates.