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Living with Parkinson’s
OhioHealth Delay the Disease empowers people with Parkinson’s disease, putting them back in control of their lives with specialized exercise programs.
Specialty programs in OhioHealth Brain and Stroke Therapy address the unique needs of patients with neurological conditions.
Our approach optimizes quality of life for patients with movement disorders, including programs specially designed for Parkinson's disease patients.
We spend the time required to understand the movement disorder experience of each individual patient, working step by step through the symptoms, listening to patients tell us what they've been struggling with and then providing a customized treatment plan.
We work closely with the patient's primary care physician and/or referring neurologist, providing recommendations for care and follow-up information to appointments.
We are dedicated to helping patients manage their symptoms, regain function or control over their movements and maintain a quality lifestyle. For people living with Parkinson's disease, we offer OhioHealth Delay the Disease™, a life-changing exercise program designed to correct disease-specific physical challenges.
Why Choose OhioHealth for Movement Disorders
Patients treated for movement disorders at OhioHealth have access to the latest treatments to help improve function and quality of life. Led by our movement disorders specialist, David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, OhoiHealth offers a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
We have a broad spectrum of focused expertise with a team that includes these specialists:
- Fellowship-trained movement disorders neurologist
- Fellowship-trained cognitive neurologist
- Psychiatrist and psychologist
- Rehabilitation therapists — physical, occupational, speech
- Exercise therapists — OhioHealth Delay the Disease™
- Social worker
- Genetic counselor for Huntington's and other familial diseases
Why Choose OhioHealth for Parkinson's Disease
In addition to providing medical and physical therapy treatment options to people with Parkinson's disease, OhioHealth's movement disorders specialist works in collaboration with OhioHealth Delay the Disease.
OhioHealth Delay the Disease is a nationwide program developed locally by David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, and Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR. It offers a Parkinson's-specific method of exercise that helps to:
- Target Parkinson's symptoms
- Empower participants to take control of the disease with daily exercise
- Enhance participants' lives physically, functionally and emotionally
- Restore participants' hope, confidence and optimism
David Hinkle, MD, PhD
Board-certified neurologist, fellowship trained in movement disorders
Our Movement Disorders Specialist
David A. Hinkle, MD, PhD, ABPN, is a neurologist who is fellowship-trained in movement disorders. Dr. Hinkle received his neurology and movement disorders training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He came to OhioHealth after serving 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurology as a movement disorders specialist and biomedical researcher. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He focuses on the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions that include Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, ataxia, tics and gait disorders. Dr. Hinkle leads the OhioHealth Movement Disorders Clinic. He is focused on patient care, and he is committed to working closely with you and your physicians to find a successful treatment that will improve your quality of life.
David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, Director of Movement Disorders/Musculoskeletal Wellness, OhioHealth Delay the Disease
Delay the Disease Expert (Parkinson's Disease)
David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, is Director of Movement Disorders / Musculoskeletal Wellness at OhioHealth Delay the Disease™, a wellness program based on exercises that target Parkinson's disease-specific symptoms. A graduate of The Ohio State University, David is certified through ACE and APG as a personal trainer and functional fitness trainer. He is the owner and president of Columbus Health Works, a personal training company, and a founder of Delay the Disease. He is the author of the book and corresponding DVD sets Delay the Disease – Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease and Delay the Disease – Functional Fitness for Parkinson’s.
Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR, Program Development Coordinator, OhioHealth Delay the Disease
Delay the Disease Expert (Parkinson's Disease)
Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR, is Program Development Coordinator OhioHealth Delay the Disease. In her 30-year career as a registered nurse, she has dedicated interest in the treatment of Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers/care-partners. Credentialed with professional achievement in perioperative nursing (CNOR) and ACLS certified, she is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been employed in a variety of surgical nursing specialties. Touched by Parkinson’s disease when her mother-in-law battled the disease, Jackie became professionally involved in the Parkinson’s disease community, including co-founding Delay the Disease.
Diagnosis of Movement Disorders
OhioHealth experts are experienced at identifying the early and distinguishing symptoms/signs of movement disorders. This is critical to the diagnostic and management process, since treatments can vary substantially between the different types of movement disorders.
At OhioHealth, a diagnostic meeting for movement disorders includes:
- One-on-one patient consultation to perform a history and neurologic examination
- Identification of the diagnostic possibilities and the approach to their laboratory and/or imaging work-up
- Education about the diagnostic possibilities
- Discussion of the treatment plan
Treatment of Movement Disorders
Movement disorders treated at OhioHealth include but are not limited to:
- Chorea and Huntington’s disease
- Gait disorders
- Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism (PSP, MSA, CBD, DLB, medication-induced)
- Restless legs syndrome
- Tics and Tourette's syndrome
- Essential tremor (and other tremor disorders)
A solution for
hope and an improved life
OhioHealth Delay the
is a life-changing wellness program designed to empower those living with
Parkinson’s disease. The program is founded on evidence-based, structured
exercise routines that are focused on strength training and correcting
disease-specific physical challenges. They work towards retraining the mind and
The empowering results may
- being able to move normally in a crowd
- being able to get out of bed or rise from a chair
- being able to get dressed independently
- being able to live without worry that symptoms are obvious,
i.e. with a sense of normality
OhioHealth Delay the Disease fitness plans
are adapted to all levels of Parkinson’s disease, valuable to newly diagnosed
and progressed states alike. The program focuses on symptom-specific exercises
- Altered balance
(slowing of all movements)
- Diminished voice
- Masked facial
- Stooped posture
Key components of the Parkinson’s symptom-specific exercises include:
- Breaking down automatic actions into individual small muscle
movements to accomplish a task
- Moving bigger in exercise — because those with Parkinson’s
disease move small —thus retraining the brain to get back to its once normal
We offer a wide range of fitness programs, including one-on-one sessions
with Delay the Disease founder, David Zid, and free
and fee-based group classes for all fitness
levels to help accomplish daily tasks.
Referring Physician Information
When to Make a Referral
Patient displays an abnormality of movement and/or movement control, such as:
- Development of tremor, jerks or other atypical movements
- Change in ability to control limbs or regions of the body
- Change in sense of stability in walking; falling
- Onset of rigidity and/or slowness of movement
For more information or to make a referral, contact OhioHealth Neurological Physicians at (855) 232.2555 or (614) 533.5500 for scheduling.