OHSU Parkinson Center sponsors outreach symposium for physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise trainers in southern Oregon

03/04/14  Portland, Ore.


“Clinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinson’s Disease Wellness,” a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Experts will present on the team approach to Parkinson’s disease care, special physical therapy tips and tricks, important components of a community exercise program for Parkinson’s and how to find social and support services for those battling the disease.

The program will feature Jenny Wilhelm, D.P.T., OHSU Parkinson Center physical therapist; Lisa Mann, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., OHSU Parkinson Center education director; Nancy Nelson, PDEX certified personal trainer and Anna Sanger-Reed, Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon program service manager.

The OHSU Parkinson Center is considered one of the nation’s top Parkinson’s disease research, treatment and training centers. Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon serves the entire state educating and advocating for people with Parkinson’s. Together, they will also be presenting a free program, “Challenges and Champions: Treatment that works for PD” for people with Parkinson’s and their families in Medford, Ore., from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Parkinson’s disease affects an estimated 1.5 million adults in America, including well-known people such as Mohammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, and Janet Reno.


1 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014


Mercy Medical Center, 2700 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Ore., 97470


Find out more information and register for the professional event, which has a $35.00 fee (scholarships available).

For other information, contact at 503-494-5620. For the free program for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, call 503-594-0901 or visit Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.