OhioHealth Delay the Disease

The #1 Exercise Program for Fighting Parkinson’s Disease

At OhioHealth, we are dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) manage their symptoms and maintain a quality of life. It’s one of the many reasons we offer OhioHealth Delay the Disease™, a fitness program designed to empower people with PD to take control of the disease with daily exercise.

The empowering results of our Delay the Disease exercise program can help participants:

  • Move about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Get out of bed or rise from a chair independently
  • Improve handwriting
  • Dress independently
  • Diminish worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious
  • Regain a sense of moving with normality

Watch an introductory video of the Delay the Disease exercise program.

Delay the Disease Offerings

Our fitness program for people with Parkinson’s disease provides a variety of activity choices. These include one-on-one exercise sessions, free and fee-based group classes and books and DVDs for those unable to attend on-site fitness classes. Our DVDs and books are also used as a supplement to classes. All fitness levels and stages of Parkinson’s disease, from beginner to advanced, are addressed.

Additionally, we offer a Carepartner Seminar for caregivers who are supporting a loved one with PD.

Why WE Never Stop

OhioHealth is home to one of the country’s most comprehensive neuroscience programs, giving patients greater access to the most experienced experts. In the video below, you’ll learn more about OhioHealth and why WE never stop when it comes to delivering the highest level of quality care to people with brain and spine conditions, including Parkinson’s disease.  Watch our neuroscience program video.

Three Ways We Help You Fight Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease patients

Group Classes in Ohio

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Functional Fitness

Books and DVDs

Our fitness books and DVDs expand the program for at-home use. 

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Doctor and Parkinson’s patient


OhioHealth offers advanced treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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