Delay the Disease
The #1 Exercise Program That Fights Parkinson’s
OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to optimize physical function and help delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. This wellness program is an important part of OhioHealth’s care continuum of neurologists and expert therapists working together to address the impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.
We empower those with Parkinson’s disease and provide hope.
The Parkinson’s-specific exercises are designed to retrain the mind and body. Many participants report a regained ability to successfully manage the disease, improve their quality of life and take back control over their own body movements. Delay the Disease fitness plans include symptom-specific exercises and also address daily functional challenges, such as rising from a chair, getting out of the car, moving about in big crowds, dressing and getting off the floor.
Fitness plans are adapted to all levels of the disease. Symptom-specific exercises target:
- Altered balance
- Bradykinesia (slowing of all movements)
- Diminished voice volume
- Masked facial expressions
- Rigidity (stiffness)
- Stooped posture
Get started in this life-changing program.
We provide convenient ways to help you make Delay the Disease a part of your life. These include one-on-one exercise sessions, group classes, and books and DVDs. Want to know what it's like to be a part of Delay the Disease? You can read comments from our participants.
Classes and Personal Training
Find group exercise class information, including locations, times and who to contact. Explore one-on-one training opportunities with Founder David Zid.fight parkinson's now
Books and DVDs
Our books and DVDs expand the program for at-home use. They include exercise demonstrations and fitness plans geared toward improving functionality.Browse Our Products
Hear From Participants
Parkinson’s patients share how the program has helped them gain confidence, improved mobility and slowed symptom progression of the disease.Read Success Stories