Recapping Lessons Learned from DAY 1 of the 4th World Parkinson Congress

Press play below to listen in as Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT recaps lessons learned from the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon:


(You can also watch on YouTube by clicking here)

Outline of Topics Discussed:

2:28 - Dr. Okun and Dr. Bloem talk about Coordinating our Care without overwhelming you (as a person with PD) with doctors, resources, or medications.

4:07 - What to keep in mind, ask, and implement during your healthcare appointments

6:45 "Those who fight their diagnosis have a poorer prognosis" ~Dr. Bloem (What he means and what to do about it!)

8:10 - What to ask instead of "What does my future hold?"

10:30 - How crucial is using music in therapy for Parkinson's? (Discussion by Matt Ford, PT)

12:30 - The future of healthcare: Telemedicine (and how to access a Movement Disorder Specialist from home)

16:02 - Importance of having a Movement Disorder Specialist on your team

16:45 - Who else should be part of your Parkinson's Healthcare Team? ("New Kids on the Block")

18:03 - Vital information for anyone with Parkinson's going to see the dentist

19:28 - A PWPs perspective: Hans Holtslag answers "How much is too much? How do we avoid overwhelming PWPs with resources and information?"

21:00 Interested in the Parkinson's Booster Program? Head over to to learn more about how you can boost your strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, and coordination from home, yet feel fully supported along the way.


WPC DAY 2 - Video Recap: Deep Brain Stimulation, Nutrition, and Depression & Anxiety

WPC DAY 3 - Video Recap: Drooling, Constipation, Freezing, and Mindset Shifts

WPC DAY 4 - Video Recap: Exercise is Medicine for Parkinson's Disease