Newly Diagnosed Resources

After initially receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, we understand that you might be overwhelmed with the amount of information that you will receive.

So, at the Fixel Institute, we want to help by summarizing important resources that can help you along your journey to healing and living.

Below you find various handouts on with links to common resources to answer your questions, get support and help you feel at ease.

Additionally, stay informed with the latest happenings from the Fixel Institute with the monthly Parkinson’s newsletter, the Movement Messenger by signing up on our website here.

Parkinson's Foundation

Newly Diagnosed Packets

This Newly Diagnosed kit is designed to help you get started on your journey to living well with Parkinson's disease. The kit includes: pocket folder, introductory letter to someone newly diagnosed, 5 Steps brochure, PD Fact Sheet, info card and Key Questions for Your Doctor Visits. Pick one up from your local Center of Excellence or from the Parkinson's Foundation.

newly diagnosed

Online Resources

Getting Started With Exercise

Diagnosis Resources

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Heather Simpson, OTR/L

Heather Simpson graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Early Education from the University of Florida in 2007. Following…

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