Listed below are individuals and organizations offering fitness instruction, training, and therapeutic services for people with Parkinson’s in Los Angeles.

PLEASE NOTE: While there are many widely-available fitness classes that are beneficial for those with Parkinson’s Disease such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, balance classes, swimming, etc., we have listed here only classes and programs that are specifically tailored to those with Parkinson’s Disease.


LOS ANGELES: WESTSIDE


Exercise Classes:

SmartXPD Parkinson’s / Senior Exercise Class

Time: Wed 10:30 am, Fri 10:30 am. $3 per student.

Strength, Mobility, Agility, Reaction Technique, this fun and interactive exercise class for Parkinson’s and seniors will get you up and moving, challenging your body and your mind.

Location:  West Side Jewish Community Center: 5870 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90036

Instructor:  Patrick LoSasso, CSCS, Personal Trainer

Contact: Patrick LoSasso (323) 422-9794  www.SmartXPD.com

 

Balance Disorders Institute of Los Angeles Class

Location:  Beverly Hills, West LA

Balance exercise classes. Beverly Hills: (310) 860-9646; West LA: (310) 826-3919. http://www.balancetherapy.com, info@balancetherapy.com

Dancing Through Parkinson’s, by Invertigo Dance Theatre

Weekly classes on Mon (Venice 1:30-2:30pm); Tues (Beverly Hills 11:30am-12:30pm & Valley-Tarzana 1:30-2:30pm); Thurs (Culver City 1:30-2:30pm); Monthly classes 2nd Wed (Torrance 11am-12pm) and 3rd Tues (Boyle Heights 11am-12pm). $15 donation/class. Info: (424) 229-2141, dancepd@invertigodance.org, www.invertigodance.org/dtp

P.L.L.U.S (Parkinson’s Learning, Lifelong Useful Skills) Program, Exercise Class

Location:  Westside YMCA

Exercises designed specifically for people with PD. Free for YMCA members. Mon, Wed, Friday, 11:20 am-12:20 pm.

Contact: (310) 477-1511, www.tinyurl.com/YMCApllus

Personal Training:

Patrick LoSasso, CSCS*D

Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction

Location: Los Angeles

Personal Trainer Patrick LoSasso, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, is an internationally renown trainer who develops individualized programs for people with PD. He is the creator the SmartXPD Exercise Program. Phone: (323) 422-9794; Website: http://www.SmartXPD.com; Email: Patrick@PatrickLoSasso.com

Amanda Joyce, Personal Trainer

Location:  West L.A.

15+ years helping those with PD increase balance, strength, posture, flexibility, and mobility. (310) 966-7449, www.amandajoyce.me

Rachel Bedford, Personal Trainer

Location:  West LA

Personal trainer specializing in PD; in-home sessions. Rachel is also the instructor for the P.L.L.U.S class at the Westside YMCA. (310) 676-6810

Kern & Associates, Physical Therapy

Location:  Santa Monica

Therapists experienced in working with those with Parkinson’s and group classes including yoga, chair aerobics, balance, and Pilates. PWR-trained therapists. http://kernpt.com/ , (310) 315-9711, info@kernpt.com

Linda La Rue, RN, MEd, ATC, Personal Trainer

Athletic Trainer experienced in PD and MS offering in-home sessions in Beverly Hills and West LA areas. (310) 889-1876, www.LindaLaRue.com

Debra Mesisca, Physical Therapist

Specializing in neurological problems; provides in-home treatment. (310) 230-1558 FC (Pilates): Pilates for Parkinson’s-Moving Body Pilates (West L.A.), programs to strengthen, stretch, help increase mobility & agility. www.movingbodypilates.com; andrea@movingbodypilates.com ; 310-569-8983

Donna Sternberg, Personal Trainer

Personal trainer with experience working with people with PD. In-home sessions in the West LA area. (310) 260-1198

Studio Brava, Physical Therapist

Cristina Popescu works with PD patients, info@studiobrava.com, http://www.studiobrava.com, (310) 775-1609

The Vessel Reiki Healing Therapy

Location:  Culver City

Specializing in Reiki for PD. Gina Angel, gmarieangel@gmail.com, (323) 841-5437, www.ginaangel.com

Jack Neff, Qi Gong and T’ai Chi Ch’uan

Location:  Los Angeles

http://www.healingandthemind.com/

Jack Neff. Provides premium Qi Gong and T’ai Chi experiences

Specializing in “Making your breath connection move!”

Contact:  Email:  Phone: 310-612-2279


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY EAST


Layfield & Associates Physical Therapy

Location:  Encino

Theresa Warren Roberts is a PWR therapist. Fitness classes, and more, also available. (818) 905-1331, theresa@layfieldpt.com , http://www.layfieldpt.com


SAN GABRIEL VALLEY


Arroyo Physical Therapy

Location:  Pasadena and surrounding areas

Nancy D. Russell is a PWR therapist. Group balance classes are also available. (626) 593-2283, nancy@arroyopt.com, www.arroyopt.com

NeuroSport Physical Therapy

Location:  Pasadena

Move Better. Live More. Neurological Physical Therapy, Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
1605 Hope Street, Suite 100
South Pasadena, CA 91030

www.ptneurosport.com

Phone: (626) 737-6735
Fax: (626) 737-6736

Balance Disorders Institute of Los Angeles

Location:  Pasadena

Specializing in treating balance problems. Group balance exercise classes (mike@balancetherapy.com for schedule). (626) 593-2283. www.balancetherapy.com info@balancetherapy.com

Bodyscape Integrative Physical Therapy

Location:  Pasadena

Leslie Frank, DPT, is a PWR therapist. Group and private fitness classes also available. (626) 449-3900 leslie@bodyscapept.com; www.bodyscapept.com/

Huntington Hospital Parkinson’s Exercise Group, Exercise Classes 

Location:  Pasadena

Twice weekly class to improve and maintain physical function. $25/month. Info: Outpatient Rehab Program, (626) 397-5153

InCourage, Physical Therapy & Exercise Classes

Location:  Pasadena

Provides physical therapy for people with PD, offering group classes and one-on-one evaluation and treatment. Therapists are either neurologic residency trained or Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialists. http://www.incouragept.com, info@incouragept.com, (626) 722-8032


SOUTH BAY/LONG BEACH


Re+Active Physical Therapy

PT for PD; movement and yoga classes for PD. Julie Hershberg (julie@re-activept.com) ; Erin Caudill (erin@re-activept.com) (PWR) http://www.re-activept.com, (424) 225-1845

Claire McLean, Physical Therapist, D.P.T.

Physical therapist specializing in PD. In-home treatment in South Bay and West LA areas. (310) 633-4273


ALL AREAS


LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) “BIG”

PT and OT for those with PD. There are too many LSVT-certified trainers to list here. Find one near you at http://www.lsvtglobal.com/clinicians