Help us fund free physical therapy for newly diagnosed person’s with Parkinson’s disease!
“Val is the best! After my cerebellar stroke, my brain lost its way to keep me balanced. I continue to improve with her approach. She helped my brain coordinate with my ears and the rest of my body so that I am much closer to a normal life…. walking without a cane and driving!”
Posted on: September 24th, 2019
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“When the world around you is in a spin… It’s nice to know that someone’s got your back! Thanks for being that someone!”
“Balance Therapy has helped more than anything else we have tried. Valerie Waldron Johnson makes it fun and really cares about her clients.”
“Valerie truly has a great thing going for this population. Every mutual patient we share just raves about her personality and how hard she works them. Thank you for all you do for our community.”
“Valerie, you are doing great things!!! I wish my dad was your patient. He does not have Parkinson’s, but he has significant balance issues. PT has helped him immensely. I wish that you could evaluate him someday. You are one of the best!!!! I miss working with you!”
I had nothing to lose. There were still spots with Dr. Johnson open under the grant, so I signed up for physical therapy. It was perhaps the best decision of my life.
But the most important gift she gave me was a different understanding, on an emotional level, of the value and importance of the exercise in which she was training me. For instance, she summarized that she was ‘retraining my brain’
By Brian George How a Physical Therapist specializing in Parkinson’s disease (PD) changed … saved my life as I know it. I was diagnosed with PD a year ago after experiencing symptoms for a couple of years. I...…