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Orange County, CA: Managing Parkinson's: Medication and Beyond

Mr. Marin graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with his bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics. He then went on to acquire a position at Patton State Hospital, where he worked in various settings and participated in research on the effect of diets on diseases. He and his wife run their own practice, Married to Health, and have two offices serving the greater Orange County area. They believe that by forming relationships with food, the environment and with other human beings, we can begin to heal our bodies, our minds, our spirit and our environment. 

How to Take Charge of Your Parkinson's Through Exercise
Claire McLean, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S.
Claire McLean Physical Therapy and Wellness

Dr. McLean is a physical therapist who specializes in working with people with neurologic diagnoses, practicing in OC and LA counties, dedicated to transforming research findings into PT and exercise programs with the goal of slowing disease progression and improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. She has started a community wellness program for people with PD in Orange County, CA. The program includes group exercise classes, individual wellness and a monthly educational series. Dr. McLean is also a board certified neurologist and member of the PWR! Faculty, assisting with the PWR! Retreat.

Integrative Strategies for PD Management
Mindy Bixby, D.O.
Board Certified Neurologist
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Bixby received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. She completed her residency in neurology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where she also completed a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation and a second fellowship in Movement Disorders at Georgetown University Hospital. Her clinical experience includes caring for all patients with neurological disease using a multidisciplinary approach including medical management, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Dr. Bixby is involved in research developing new therapies for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She has a special interest in exploring neurorehabilitative modalities to improve functional independence in patients with movement disorders and is an active member of the Movement Disorders Society.

Gary Ballard
Certified Personal Trainer
Former SuperMiddleWeight Championship Fighter
Owner, Rock Steady Boxing Orange County
Owner, Ballard Boxing & Fitness, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Gary “Boom Boom” Ballard, former World Super Middle Weight Championship Fighter, has provided professional personal training services in Orange County, CA for more than 18 years. In addition to group boxing classes & cardio boxing training, Gary offers comprehensive personal training programs that include: strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, core conditioning, balance training, range of motion training & nutrition consultation. Gary takes pride in his ability to provide hands-on coaching and training for people with Parkinson’s and has received only glowing 5-star reviews from current and past clients.

A Q&A session will follow the program.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Lunch will be served.

This event has been made possible in part by an educational grant from Medtronic.

Event Date

Mr. Marin graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with his bachelor’s degree in Foods and Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics. He then went on to acquire a position at Patton State Hospital, where he worked in various settings and participated in research on the effect of diets on diseases. He and his wife run their own practice, Married to Health, and have two offices serving the greater Orange County area. They believe that by forming relationships with food, the environment and with other human beings, we can begin to heal our bodies, our minds, our spirit and our environment. 

How to Take Charge of Your Parkinson's Through Exercise
Claire McLean, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S.
Claire McLean Physical Therapy and Wellness

Dr. McLean is a physical therapist who specializes in working with people with neurologic diagnoses, practicing in OC and LA counties, dedicated to transforming research findings into PT and exercise programs with the goal of slowing disease progression and improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease. She has started a community wellness program for people with PD in Orange County, CA. The program includes group exercise classes, individual wellness and a monthly educational series. Dr. McLean is also a board certified neurologist and member of the PWR! Faculty, assisting with the PWR! Retreat.

Integrative Strategies for PD Management
Mindy Bixby, D.O.
Board Certified Neurologist
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Bixby received her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. She completed her residency in neurology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where she also completed a fellowship in Neurorehabilitation and a second fellowship in Movement Disorders at Georgetown University Hospital. Her clinical experience includes caring for all patients with neurological disease using a multidisciplinary approach including medical management, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Dr. Bixby is involved in research developing new therapies for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. She has a special interest in exploring neurorehabilitative modalities to improve functional independence in patients with movement disorders and is an active member of the Movement Disorders Society.

Gary Ballard
Certified Personal Trainer
Former SuperMiddleWeight Championship Fighter
Owner, Rock Steady Boxing Orange County
Owner, Ballard Boxing & Fitness, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Gary “Boom Boom” Ballard, former World Super Middle Weight Championship Fighter, has provided professional personal training services in Orange County, CA for more than 18 years. In addition to group boxing classes & cardio boxing training, Gary offers comprehensive personal training programs that include: strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, core conditioning, balance training, range of motion training & nutrition consultation. Gary takes pride in his ability to provide hands-on coaching and training for people with Parkinson’s and has received only glowing 5-star reviews from current and past clients.

A Q&A session will follow the program.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Lunch will be served.

This event has been made possible in part by an educational grant from Medtronic.

Event Date Min: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017