Barkman and Smith Physical Therapy is proud to be one of the few outpatient facilities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that offers the Parkinson's BIG program. Jonathan Stoddard PT, Vincent Smith PT and Serena Burrell PTA are certified LSVT BIG physical therapists. The LSVT BIG program is offered at both our Irving and Bedford clinics.
What is Parkinson LSVT BIG? Click HERE to find out what LSVT BIG is and how you may benefit.
Exercise is an essential component to the treatment and management of Parkinson's. Exercise has been shown to benefit in 2 ways: it helps with symptom management and to possibly slow the progression of the disease. Click HERE to find out why and how exercise helps.
Phinney Foundation - "As an avid cyclist and physical therapist interested in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, I am a proud supportor of the Davis Phinney Foundation," Jonathan Stoddard PT. The David Phinney Foundation was started by Davis Phinney, former Professional Cyclist, who is currently living with Parkinson's Disease. Jonathan PT participates in a yearly cycling fundraiser supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation.
National Parkinsons Foundation - For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)
Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County - The Parkinson Support Group of Tarrant County, Texas was organized in April 1983 at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX with 49 charter members. (April is the birth month of Dr. James Parkinson, founder of Parkinson’s Disease). Even though Broadway Baptist Church does not sponsor the organization, it graciously permits us use of their facilities for meetings and exercise, and provides coffee and tea and other amenities.
Dallas Area Parkinson's Society - DAPS serves as a resource for the Parkinson’s community by providing education; speech and exercise classes; and support groups. DAPS services and programs are provided free of charge or at a reduced rate for participants.