David Zid (BA, ACE, APG), the leading Parkinson’s fitness specialist and OhioHealth Director of Movement Disorder and Musculoskeletal Wellness, and Jackie Russell (RN, BSN, CNOR), OhioHealth Program Development Coordinator, collaborated to create the most effective wellness program empowering people with PD to live better and experience new levels of hope in their daily walk. OhioHealth Delay the Disease delivers symptom-specific exercises that optimize function and restore independence.
OhioHealth Delay the Disease participants experience improvement in mobility, posture, balance, handwriting, speech volume, and a reduction in daily functional challenges. The classes are a source of fun, social camaraderie, and hope. "PD patients can manage their disease through exercise -- and we encourage everyone to start today! We're here to help," says David Zid.
“Our goal is to make the benefits of Delay the Disease classes available to as many people with PD as possible. You may have Parkinson’s Disease, but it does not have you” ~David Zid, Jackie Russell