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Delay the Disease

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Delay the Disease

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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)
  • Depression
  • Diminished voice volume
  • Freezing
  • Masked facial expressions
  • Rigidity (stiffness)
  • Stooped posture
  • Walking/gait

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.