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Pros and Not-so-Pros of Pilates for PD

Pilates Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

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 a Pilates instructor who also has Parkinson’s disease. As a Parkinson’s physical therapist and Pilates instructor myself, we can help you…

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Dr. Valerie Johnson’s Favorite Resources for PD

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 your favorite PD resources in the comments! Special thanks to Susie Baxter for collaborating with me on this list! Find A…

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The Cash-based practice podcast with guest Valerie Johnson

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 transitioning into the out-of-network/private-pay business model for your private practice. Though the host, Jarod Carter PT, DPT, MTC, and many interviewees…

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Constipation tips from a Seasoned PwP

Hello again, Balance Crowd, I’m back with one of my delightful friends and mentors with Parkinson’s, Chrystal Kafka. Today we are going to tackle everyone’s favorite thing to discuss…. Constipation! That’s right! There’s no such thing as TMI or over-sharing in this blog post. And we might even have a little fun in the process. Sit back,…

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One Woman’s Journey with Parkinson’s Disease

Everyone’s experience with Parkinson’s disease is different. Symptoms and disease progressions vary greatly among individuals with PD. Here is an interview with Cathy Clark. From competitive swimming to being diagnosed with early onset PD, here is one woman’s journey through PD and how she returned to exercise later in life. Balance Therapy:  Hi Cathy, thank…

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Voyage Dallas interviews Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT

Today we’d like to introduce you to Valerie Johnson. Valerie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I was warned that it would be difficult to get a neurology job right out of PT school. They must have been wrong because right after completing my doctorate in…

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Treat your Feet with Parkinson’s disease

Treat Your Feet By Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT www.balancetherapyllc.com Pain and cramping in the legs and feet are common and unpleasant for people with Parkinson’s disease. Prop up your feet, relax, and enjoy some of these of ways to care for your tired feet and get some relief! The original foot alignment sock https://www.my-happyfeet.com/ Yoga…

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Dr. Valerie Johnson’s Favorite Resources for PD

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...…

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Pilates Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

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...…

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The Cash-based practice podcast with guest Valerie Johnson

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...…

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