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Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) offers group exercise for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Delay the Disease™ is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

Delay the Disease™ helps to:

  • Proactively push back against overall disease progression using dedicated exercise therapies targeting Parkinson's symptoms
  • Empower the patient to take control of the disease with daily exercise
  • Enhance participants' lives physically, functionally and emotionally
  • Restore participants' hope, confidence and optimism


Classes are taught by physical therapists certified in the Delay the Disease™ program.

Benefits of the Program

Sessions consist of mobility, balance and strengthening exercises that target Parkinson's symptoms.

The program can help participants with:

  • Moving through a crowd with more ease and confidence
  • Improving the ability to get in and out of bed or a chair independently
  • Dressing independently
  • Improving balance
  • Improving step length and walking/gait pattern

Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, and are valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike. Prior to beginning the class, physical therapists evaluate each participant’s strength, walking/gait speed, and balance to obtain baseline measures.

Class Information

Tuesdays and Thursdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: UVMC Physician Office Building Rooms 1 & 2
Price: $240 for pre-assessment and 24 sessions* 

*Registration fee for Tipp City residents has been paid by the Tim Drake Family Fund.

September 10 - December 3, 2019
Registration Deadline August 20, 2019
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For More Information

For further information, call (937) 440-7152(937) 440-7152.

Content Updated: April 10, 2019

These Upper Valley Medical Center locations offer Rehabilitation Services.
Rehabilitation at Hyatt Center
450 N. Hyatt St. Suite 102 Tipp City, OH  45371
Rehabilitation at Upper Valley Medical Center
3130 N. County Rd. 25A Troy, OH  45373
Rehabilitation at UVMC Outpatient Care Center North
280 N. Looney Rd. Piqua, OH  45356
Rehabilitation at UVMC Outpatient Care Center South
998 S. Dorset Rd. Troy, OH  45373
UVMC Sidney Center Physical Therapy
1529 Fair Road Suite 100 Sidney, OH  45365
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