Bart noticed early symptoms such as tremor in his hand and decreased arm swing. When he rode in a cycling race in September 2011, his left arm shook uncontrollably to the point he could no longer ride and had to quit the race. This began a two month quest to find out what was going on. Bart visited a physical therapist to examine his gait, an orthopedic surgeon to see why his arm didn’t swing and finally a neurologist who instantly diagnosed him with Parkinson’s on December 6, 2011.
For Bart, living well means being physically, mentally and emotionally engaged with his friends inside and outside of the Parkinson’s community. In 2014, Bart rode on his bike from Lisbon, Portugal to Zurich, Switzerland. Bart has also participated in numerous research studies and routinely meets with the newly diagnosed and care partner community in Northern California.
Read Bart’s Moments of Victory® submission here.
Ask Bart about:
- Parkinson’s Research
- Removal of DBS System
- San Jose, CA
- Working with Parkinson's