Press Release

“Parkinson’s 101:Why do I move the way I move, and what I can do about it!”

Norfolk, Virginia, April 8, 2015 – Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. However, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities. In fact did you know exercise could actually help slow the progression of PD? To learn more about the neuro-protective benefits of exercise as well as what types of exercise are the most beneficial for people with PD join the Harbor’s Edge Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 2:30-3:30pm in the Grand Hall.

Our speaker this month is Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT, NCS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University and Program Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center. “Exercise can improve the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. My goal is to create an environment where people will be motivated to exercise without fear or injury. By coming to Physical Therapy to have your walking and balance evaluated, you will learn what type of program will best address your individual needs. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals with PD for the better part of the past decade, and I can honestly say I have never worked with a group of individuals so invested in change. I am honored to be a part of a center that is committed to not only the medical management, but the wellness of people with Parkinson’s disease!”

Please RSVP for this meeting to Kori Poplin by phone at

757-616-7937 or by e-mail at kpoplin@harborsedgenorfolk.com

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