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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.

I believe that a combination of enough medicine and enough exercise can enable many people with Parkinson's disease to maintain better function than has tradtionally been expected, and can enable us to maintain reasonably good function for many years longer than has traditionally been expected.

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

Boxing speed bag


Alpine skiing

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

For more videos, go to my YouTube channel

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