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Delay the Disease Program Gives New Hope to People With Parkinson's Disease

Published: April 9, 2021

During Christmastime 2014, Steve Hoden said he noticed a small tremor in his chin and knew right away what was going on: Parkinson’s Disease.

“I just kind of observed it, and it was in the late spring of that following year that I got diagnosed,” he said. “And I remember coming out of Dr. Tracy Martin’s office up in Lyons, sitting in the car and just crying.”

But six years later, Hoden said he’s been given new hope with his diagnosis through programs at Methodist Fremont Health. Among them is Delay the Disease, a free, weekly program that involves stretching and strengthening exercises for participants.

“In my 23 years as a physical therapist, this has probably been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been involved with,” said Tammy Bures, a physical therapist assistant who facilitates Delay the Disease at Methodist Fremont Health.

Fremont Tribune: Parkinson's Disease programs at Methodist Fremont Health helping patients