Delay the Disease uses Parkinson’s-specific exercises to retrain the mind and body to help take back control of body movements. This improves patients’ balance, handwriting, speech volume, and the ability to move. It also helps with posture and reduces challenges in daily functions.
Boone County Health Center Occupational Therapy (OT) Director Tonia McGill, OTR/L, completed the training to become a certified Delay the Disease instructor through OhioHealth earlier this month. The training was paid for by donations to the Boone County Health Center Foundation.
Delay the Disease is a valuable program for both newly diagnosed and progressed states of Parkinson’s. Exercise plans can be adapted to all levels of Parkinson’s disease.
Complete story in the May 19 Albion News/Boone County Tribune