October Virtual Speaker Forum:
Exercise is Medicine
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Nijee Luthra, Neurologist at UCSF
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. Additionally, Dr. Luthra uses surgical therapies, such as deep brain stimulation.
One of Dr. Luthra's research interests is in finding better treatments for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, including exercise.
Dr. Luthra is currently conducting a Phase 3 clinical research study on exercise and PD. Go here to see if you qualify, whom to contact with questions and for enrollment.