Health + Fitness

Parkinson's Wellness Day

Ages 18+
Coming March 21, 2024. For members diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.



Parkinson’s Wellness Day at The J 

Live with Intent – Let Speech and Physical Therapy Guide the Way 

Living with intent can be a game-changer for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Physical therapist, Shannon Jameson, and speech-language pathologist, Therese Uthke, will describe the importance of their respective professions, highlight clinical updates from recent studies, and provide useful tips and strategies on how to move and speak with intent.


Therese M. Uthke, M.S., CCC-SLP 

Therese Uthke is a speech-language pathologist at the Muhammad Ali Movement Disorder Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. She has worked specifically with people with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders for the past 10 years. She has advanced training in Parkinson’s specific therapies including, SPEAK OUT!® and LSVT/ LOUD®. 

Shannon Jameson, PT, DPT 

Shannon Jameson is a physical therapist who has worked for the Muhammad Ali Movement Disorders Center for the past 8 years. She earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 from A.T. Still University. She is trained in LSVT BIG, PWR!, and teaches a community-based weekly circuit training class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. She has a passion for working with people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. 

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New Years Day 2023
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Passover First Day
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Rosh Hashanah
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Yom Kippur
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Thanksgiving Eve
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Christmas Eve
7am – 6pm
Monday, December 25
Christmas Day
7am – 1pm
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New Year’s Eve
7am – 6pm

Meet the Team

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I am a very happy member of the Jewish Community Center (The J). I am a Parkinson’s patient. When I got diagnosed the doctor told me to exercise. What better place to do that than The J. It is clean and it is safe. It is a great place because of the instructors they have and the administration they have. Check it out…it has done world’s of good for me and it probably will for you.

Tony Siegel Harold u0026amp; Jean Grossman Parkinson's program participant

I did the Parkinson’s Warrior Express class today that you have on YouTube from The J. It was a great workout u0026amp; you were very explicit with directions and made sure we were safe. Thank you – it was a challenging class and I will do it again. u003cemu003eThanks for thinking of us.u003c/emu003e

Perry Harold u0026amp; Jean Grossman Parkinson's program participant
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