Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Dr. Nijee Luthra will speak to us on the science and her research behind what we’ve all heard, that “Exercise Is Medicine for PD”.

Dr. Luthra is a neurologist at UCSF Health who cares for patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia (a movement disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle contractions), ataxia (a nervous system disorder that causes loss of coordination and slurred speech) and other movement disorders. She specializes in diagnosing these conditions and managing them using lifestyle changes, medications and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections. She also uses surgical therapies, such as deep brain stimulation.

One of Dr. Luthra’s research interests is finding better treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including exercise. She is currently conducting a Phase 3 clinical research study on exercise and PD. Go here to see if you qualify, and whom to contact with questions and for enrollment:

You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registering. Contact us at or (510) 479-6119 if you need assistance.

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