Movement Disorders Program at OhioHealth
Focusing on Your Quality of Life — Not Just Your Disease
We are dedicated to helping patients with movement disorders manage their symptoms, regain function or control over their movements and maintain quality of life. We do this by spending time listening to how a movement disorder is affecting you, working step by step through each symptom, understanding your struggles and then developing a treatment plan that is individualized to you and your specific needs.
Beyond the Clinic
OhioHealth offers exercise, wellness and education programs designed specifically for patients with movement disorders. These programs can enhance the effectiveness of your treatment and improve your overall quality of life.
Introduction to Parkinson's disease seminars: This monthly seminar is designed for people who have been newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We discuss medication, therapy, exercise and wellness, and provide information about local resources.
Parkinson's disease - the basics seminars: This semi-annual seminar introduces the histopathology, genetics and (presumed) pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, and explains ongoing efforts to develop evidence-based, disease-modifying therapies.
OhioHealth has a full range of therapeutic services for neurologically impaired patients, including physical, occupational, speech and other therapies. Whether you’re in the hospital, at an outpatient clinic or at home, you have access to the largest team of therapy experts in central Ohio.
Delay the Disease is a nationally-renowned, community-based, Parkinson’s disease-focused exercise program that helps people take control of their symptoms. Persons of all fitness levels can attend one-on-one exercise sessions as well as free and fee-based group classes. For those unable to attend on-site fitness classes, we have books and DVDs.
Fore Hope is an adaptive golf program that helps people with movement disorders and other neurologic conditions overcome the physical, cognitive and social challenges of their condition. This community-based wellness program provides specialized adaptive equipment that allows participants to play golf with the same advantages as an able-bodied player.
OhioHealth is proud to host a large, annual event that has become a hub for the latest information on Parkinson’s disease treatments and research, group exercise activities, care partner advice, and in-person access to community and national resources for support, education, exercise and wellness.