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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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Mental Health and Parkinson’s Disease

When you are combating something like PD, you can’t undervalue your mental health. Stress, anxiety, depression, and apathy are common in PD. Depression can be one of the first symptoms of PD before motor symptoms even arise. Further more, stress can make motor symptoms such as tremor and dyskinesia worse. Stress not! Depression and associated…

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Parkinson’s disease: Exercise Essentials

Are you interested in reducing your PD symptoms, decreasing your reliance on PD medications, and preventing falls? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the video for you. Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT teams up with Dr. Alison Geymer, PT, DPT to discuss the importance of exercise for PD. Enjoy!

Valerie Johnson, DPT on Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

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Simple Unfreezing Techniques for Parkinson’s Disease

  Hello everybody! Let’s start with something simple, shall we? Learn five Simple unfreezing techniques for Parkinson’s and enjoy your new found freedom. Freezing can be an unpleasant symptom of Parkinson’s disease. One out 3 people with Parkinson’s report having episodes where their feet feel “stuck” to the floor when walking, especially when changing surfaces…

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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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