Delay the Disease Training

Midwest Delay the Disease Training

Evidenced-Based Concepts for Planning and Implementing a Parkinson’s-Specific Community Exercise Class using the Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program

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DATE: Thursday, July 18th– Friday, July 19th

                                TIME: 12:30 pm– 5:00pm Thursday; 8:00am– 4:00pm Friday

                    LOCATION: Ramada Wyndham Midtown Grand Island

 2503 S. Locust St.

           Grand Island, NE 68801

Parkinson’s Nebraska is thrilled to host a Delay the Disease training in Grand Island, NE. Delay the Disease program co-founders, Jackie Russell and David Zid, will be joining us from OhioHealth to share their evidence-based program with trainers and professionals to create an impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s across the Midwest region.

Delay the DiseaseTM is an evidenced-based fitness program for people living with Parkinson’s disease. The program is designed to empower participants by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

To learn more about the Delay the Disease program, please visit

This 1.5-day training, participants will  broaden their understanding of Parkinson’s disease and become Parkinson’s–specific with respect to exercise and physical therapy. They will be able to integrate Parkinson’s Disease knowledge with teaching techniques, assessments, and evaluation tools to create and lead a comprehensive community-based PD-specific exercise program. Each participant will become a certified Delay the Disease Instructor.

Parkinson’s Nebraska believes providing education is our biggest tool in advocating for the Parkinson’s community. We know that the professionals who work directly with Parkinson’s patients each day have an incredible power to make an impact, and we believe in investing in you.

We are proud to offer this training to licensed professionals at no cost (must be licensed PT, OT, PTA, COTA, RN, AT, Exercise Physiologist, ACE, ACSM, NCSA, ISSA to attend). A $100 refundable deposit that will be refunded at the completion of the training is required. A separate email with payment information will be sent after completing the application.

Attendees will be provided with:

  • Registration costs
  • All meals throughout the event
  • Special dinner presentation by our guest speaker
  • One night stay in hotel
  • $25-$75 mileage stipend
    • Carpool Incentive available

We are in the process of certifying this training for Continuing Education hours. This training is available to professionals across the Midwest region. Professionals from rural Nebraska communities are encouraged to apply.

Please apply by Friday, May 24th.

We Won the Grant!

We are so thrilled to share that Parkinson’s Nebraska was awarded a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation to help support the Delay the Disease training!

“The support we’re receiving from the Parkinson’s Foundation community grant will help us to provide up to 40 professionals with the training and tools to implement a Delay the Disease exercise program in their communities and to improve quality of life through symptom management,” said Amber Winter. “We are thrilled that we can now provide people with Parkinson’s and their care partners this unique program that will change the way they live with PD for the better.”

Thank you so much to the Parkinson’s Foundation for supporting this training and helping us make an impact in the Parkinson’s community!

Training Agenda

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