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Learn more about coping with Parkinson's disease


I have a unique perspective because I am a medical doctor, a patient with Parkinson's disease, and a leader of exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1997, when I was 40 years old. Since 1997, my symptoms of Parkinson's disease have progressed substantially - but exercise enables me to maintain much better function than I originally expected would be possible.

in 2010, I began leading exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease.

There are many great exercise programs for people with Parkinson's disease. Find one that you like enough to do it regularly.

It is time to challenge conventional expectations about what Parkinson's disease is supposed to do to us


Services provided

Exercise training: classes, individual training

Counseling patients and families on how to cope with the many challenges of Parkinson's disease, and how to progress toward thriving in spite of these challenges

Public speaking: to patients, health care professionals, and students

Links to photos and videos

Basic balance exercises

Moderately difficult balance exercises

Difficult balance exercises

Forced-speed exercises

Boxing speed bag


Improve walking gait

Alpine skiing, including moguls and slalom

Hiking to the summit of South Sister, Oregon (altitude 10,358 feet)

For more videos, go to my YouTube channel

Exercise is something you have to do for yourself. No one else can exercise for you and no pills can do for you what exercise does for you. There is no such thing as an exercise pill.