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Pamela Quinn is a professional dancer who has had Parkinson’s disease for twenty years. The experience of the disease combined with the keen knowledge of the body that comes with dance training puts her in a unique position to imagine, analyze and feel the effects of PD and its potential therapies. Using this background, she has created innovative techniques to help others manage their physical challenges. Her approach includes a combination of cuing systems, music, dance, athletic drills and strategies to exploit the physical environment, all of which give people concrete tools to improve mobility. Her work has been presented at two World Parkinson Congresses and at neurology conferences, medical institutions and universities throughout the United States. Her videos have won numerous awards and her writing has appeared in Neurology Now, Dance Magazine and On the Move. She has collaborated with David Leventhal on a number of projects, notably presentations for the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University and at Brown University’s ASaP program. Quinn teaches regularly for NYU’s Edmond J. Safra Parkinson program, for the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, and she sees clients privately in NYC.




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