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Meet Cecil Glenn Moore

Posted on: October 20th, 2021

This post was written by Valerie Johnson

Let me introduce myself. My name is Cecil Glenn Moore.

After 31 years of fighting fires with the Dallas Fire Department and then 7 years with the United States Post Office, my body began to show signs it was giving up on me. My motor skills were declining and I was unable to participate in many activities I had always done. I was particularly having heavy tremors and pain in both my legs and in my hands.

I was referred to a neurologist who after close examination diagnosed me with Parkinson’s disease. He also prescribed me with exercises to do at home as well as Youtube channels who have programming for Parkinson’s patients. I am a very compliant patient and pursued each of these programs diligently, but the neurologist was not satisfied. I wasn’t either.

At this time the neurologist recommended the physical therapy program, The MIND Program, conducted by Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT. She came highly recommended so I gave her a try. My first few minutes were uncomfortable. But when I left I knew I found the right place. This therapist knows what she is doing. After just 3 sessions I am walking so much better and sleeping better at night. I really think she is a miracle-worker.

Addendum:

Hello Valerie I wanted to take a few minutes and thank you for all you are doing to help my Dad. 
When I reached out to you last year Dad was real low and felt like the disease Parkenson’s was getting the better of him. He has always been a positive person and when I would talk to him. He was down and I would say almost depressed. The trimers where taking hold some days and he would just want to stay in bed. 
He started working with you and now doing the weekly group sessions. He is positive. He tells me about the group sessions. My Mom is even telling me things she is seeing about the trainings. He tells me you work him and sometimes the day following your training session. He is still sore, but that is not bad it is a good thing. It means he is working those muscles and they are getting stronger. The trimers do not seem to be a present. Now he has days he has the trimers, but they do not seem to be as debilitating. He has a more positive attitude to work through them instead of staying in bed. 
I just wanted to thank you for all the work you do!! If you ever wondered does it matter. To this child of a Parkenson’s patient it does. It is everything!
Thank youMichele Salas

Voyage Dallas interviews Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

This post was written by Valerie Johnson

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 physical therapy, I started working in vestibular rehab. Vestibular therapy is a subspecialty under the umbrella of neuro rehab that focuses on inner ear and other balance problems.

The idea of starting my own physical therapy clinic was inspired by a man who wanted to hire me on a private basis. I met him while I was working part time at a hospital in Fort Worth. He was recovering from a cerebellar stroke and wanted me to continue to help him after his release from the hospital. My husband and I had just moved from Austin, Texas, where I had been working exclusively with balance and dizziness disorders. I loved the work and noticed there really wasn’t much specialized care for imbalance and dizziness in Fort Worth. I agreed to start my own clinic so that I could work with him. Read the rest of this article.

Treat your Feet with Parkinson’s disease

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

This post was written by Valerie Johnson

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!

  1. The original foot alignment sock

https://www.my-happyfeet.com/

  1. Yoga toes

www.Amazon.com

  1. Correct Toes Silicone Stretchers

https://www.correcttoes.com/

  1. Foot Massagers: small balls to roll under your feet.

www.tuneupfitness.com

Tennis ball- alternative

  1. Foot Wakers

https://www.yamunausa.com/products/foot-fitness-kit

  1. Plantar fasciitis sock- optional

www.amazon.com

Stretching: It’s free

*Other Considerations:

  1. Epsom salt soaks in a warm tub
  2. Hydrate- drink plenty of water
  3. Ask your doctor about supplementing with magnesium, B12, and to address any lower leg or foot swelling
  4. Foot massages – manual or machines
  5. Pedicures- Bring your spouse, friends, and even your own bottle of wine while your feet get pampered. Don’t forget, you’ll be sitting in a reclining massage chair, so you can relax from head to toe.

Always seek professional advice from a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. This blog post is not intended to serve as a substitute for medical diagnostics or treatments. Consult your physician before trying any new products or exercises.

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