The M.I.N.D. Program

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october, 2020

The MIND Program (Movement Initiative for the Newly Diagnosed) addresses unmet needs of the newly diagnosed PD community in DFW through FREE, PD-specific physical therapy, exercise classes, support, education, and resources early in the disease progression thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Many of those with PD are not referred to physical therapy soon enough after diagnosis. This new program provides best, evidenced-based, Parkinson’s-specific physical therapy (PT) practices. This is centered on obtaining a PD-specific physical therapy evaluation soon after diagnosis.

Newly diagnosed persons with Parkinson’s Disease may be told to exercise, but are not often given meaningful guidance and resources that address their individual needs. We have specialized training, experience, and expertise in PD that improves short and long-term outcomes through early intervention, education, and preventative measures.

We offer FREE, PD-specific


In the program, you will get the following services at NO COST.

We only have 30 spots and are accepting enrollees now! You are eligible if you have been diagnosed in the past 3 years.

  1. A Physical Therapy Evaluation and 3 treatments and a plan specifically for your PD
  2. A 6 month follow up re-evaluation to ensure that you getting all the benefits from your exercise program
  3. Community and online resources allocated by Valerie for you.
  4. Work book detailing the exercise essentials for PD
  5. Quarterly educational facebook LIVE broadcasts and an online support group
  6. Monthly PD exercise classes PD including HIIT, dance, pole walking/ drills, & PWR!moves

Spots are filling up fast, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to enroll!

Contact Info
(214) 356-8123
valerie@balancetherapyllc.com

Location
939 N. Edgefield Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75208


Exercise Essentials for Parkinson’s Disease
by Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT, DPT

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.

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