Therapy Classes

All taught by Parkinson rehabilitation experts.

**In addition to the local teams that we partner with for in-person classes, listed below, we also offer free, virtual, movement, voice and cognition programs taught by Parkinson experts Josefa Domingos and John Dean. Click here to learn more.

No cost to attendees.
These classes are sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.


3020 Hamaker Court, Suite 100 Fairfax,
VA 22031

To register, please call

No cost to attendees.
This class is sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.

Get Fit with hiit

Tuesdays from 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

We are excited to partner with Virginian Rehabilitation and Wellness to offer
Get Fit with HITT, a High Intensity Interval Training class for ambulatory people living with Parkinson’s, Parkinsonism’s, Movement Disorders, and imbalance.

What is Get Fit With HITT?
It is a group circuit class with multiple rounds and stations, promoting high intensity effort.

• Research suggests that HIIT may confer health benefits over moderate-intensity continuous training (traditional endurance exercise) and is generally well-tolerated in older adults. Benefits have been seen in functional measures such as sit to stand function, and walking endurance.
• Having fun is an external drive of dopamine to help mood for all and movement quality for those with dopamine-deficient diagnoses.

Lead Instructor: Erika Bennett, PT, DPT
Erika is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions. She is certified in LSVT BIG and has been treating people with Parkinson’s Disease for over a year at Virginian Rehabilitation and Wellness.


3020 Hamaker Court, Suite 100 Fairfax,
VA 22031

To register, please call

No cost to attendees.
This class is sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.

Yoga for Parkinson’s

Wednesdays from 12:05 pm – 12:55 pm

This class unites your breath with your body, offering a variety of poses accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners.

Sessions will include building strength in the core, balance in the body, as well as increasing flexibility and range of motion. Calm your mind, feel alive and revived through the day.

Instructor, Maria Malca, is a certified AFAA instructor and has various discipline certifications including PWRMoves for Parkinson’s, Yoga (RYT 200), and Functional Aging Institute (FAI).
She is passionate about instructing BIG & LOUD for Parkinson’s patients, Yoga and Mat Pilates.

Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.
A limited number of yoga mats are available in the clinic.


4299 Chantilly Shopping Center, Suite 104, Chantilly VA 20151

To register, please call
703 844-0690
or email

No cost to attendees.
This class is sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.

Stand Tall & Speak Loud

Thursdays from 12:10 pm – 12:55 pm (45 mins.)

Dual tasking movement and speech class for people with PD.
Coordinate thinking, breathing, moving, and voicing to live your best life!

This class will allow participants the opportunity to improve their balance, movement quality, overall strength and flexibility while using diaphragmatic breathing techniques to vocalize louder. Build confidence in your movement and your speech while joining others in the fight of PD.

Light refreshments will be provided afterwards to allow for class participants to mingle and talk.

Victoria Pavelko CCC-SLP
Matthew Haase OTR/L, ATC

Additional wellness classes:
Details at


For enquiries please call

Inova Loudoun Hospital,
44035 Riverside Parkway,
Leesburg, VA 20176

Communication Group
every Monday at 11:00 am,
Hybrid Virtual and in -person at:
44055 Riverside Parkway,
Ladies Board Conference Center, South Entrance, Suite 160


The Parkinson’s LSVT Communication Club is a wellness and prevention program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers with a focus on maintenance of communication skills.

• The program will provide a relaxed, educational, and supportive environment for both the individual with Parkinson’s disease and their caregiver(s) to practice their communication skills.
• General knowledge of communication skills will be discussed.
• Functional activities to reinforce communication skills will be discussed, modeled, and performed.
• Attendees of program will be expected to perform activities individually, with their peers, and with their caregivers.
• Areas of communication covered include voice, speech, body language, eye contact, and breath support.
• Instruction will be provided by a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist, Margie M. Comerford, MEd, CCC-SLP.

BIG Refresher Class
every Monday at 12 noon,
In-Person and Hybrid Virtual


Brain Choir in partnership with A Place to Be
Every Wednesday at 12:00 noon


In 2015, the Different Strokes for Different Folks choir was formed. The choir featured stroke survivors along with other neurological challenges. They performed to rave reviews and even got the chance to sing with renowned opera star, Renee Fleming, at the Kennedy Center.

As of Fall 2022, the choir is expanding it’s reach to ALL neurologic challenges: stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, traumatic brain injury and long-COVID.


Address: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital,
4th Floor, 3600 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-391-3642.

All classes are free, meet once a week and are led by LSVT BIG/LOUD certified specialists.

Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center Sponsored Programs

This is a high level exercise class that will maximally challenge your strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness through body weight resistance, weight training, agility training and high intensity interval training in a boot camp style. Build strength, improve your balance and have fun while you work up a sweat!
• The class is limited to 10 participants. Masks required.
• The class is held every Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
• Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus.
• Please call for details and to register.

If you’re interested in attending, please email Yuliya Jackson at to register.

Please call our office (703.391.3642) with any questions about our programs, to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about our wellness programs.

PFNCA Sponsored Programs at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus
Please go to the PFNCA website to sign up and select Wellness Classes from the front page.

Exercise Group:
This is an exercise class for PFNCA members. This fitness class incorporates posture, balance, resistance training, high intensity aerobic movements with large amplitude movements and functional movements like reaching, pulling and pushing. All exercises can be modified to chair level if needed.
• The class is limited to 10 participants. Masks required.
• The class is held every Wednesday 1:00 to 1:45 pm.
• Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus.