In Therapeutic Services

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, PCLA attempts to vet our list of resources  and provide referrals to classes, trainers, PT’s that understand the disease.



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.,

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. , (310) 315-9711,

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.; ; 310-569-8983

Studio Brava, Physical Therapist

Cristina Popescu works with PD patients,,, (310) 775-1609



Layfield & Associates Physical Therapy

Location:  Encino

Theresa Warren Roberts is a PWR therapist. Fitness classes, and more, also available. (818) 905-1331, ,


Arroyo Physical Therapy

Location:  Pasadena and surrounding areas

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

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

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 ( for schedule). (626) 593-2283.

Bodyscape Integrative Physical Therapy

Location:  Pasadena

Leslie Frank, DPT, is a PWR therapist. Group and private fitness classes also available. (626) 449-3900;


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.,, (626) 722-8032


Re+Active Physical Therapy

PT for PD; movement and yoga classes for PD. Julie Hershberg ( ; Erin Caudill ( (PWR), (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


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



Disclaimer: PCLA does not endorse nor represent any of the above providers. The above content is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing this or any exercise program. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information contained herein. Any exercise program has an inherent risk of injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise displayed herein, you assume the risk of any resulting injury.

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