Meet our staff
Program Director, Rehabilitation and Wellness
Clinical Office - (804) 662-9185
Billy Reynolds Jr. Building, First Floor
6605 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Old City Hall, Suite 222
1001 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0539
“Exercise can improve the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson's disease. My goal is to create an environment where people will be motivated to exercise without fear or injury. By coming to Physical Therapy to have your walking and balance evaluated, you will learn what type of program will best address your individual needs. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals with PD for the better part of the past decade, and I can honestly say I have never worked with a group of individuals so invested in change. I am honored to be a part of a center that is committed to not only the medical management, but the wellness of people with Parkinson's disease!"
D.P.T. in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- M.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
- B.A. in Theater Arts and Economics, Rutgers University
- Virginia physical therapy license
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Neurology certification
- Movement disorders
I am currently examining mechanisms of postural control with freezing of gait in clients with Parkinson’s disease, as well as physical therapist clinical decision making for the client who presents with dizziness and imbalance.
American Physical Therapy Association, section member: Neurology, Education
Recent professional achievements
PWR! Expert for people with Parkinson’s disease, 2011
“Crystal Apple” award for Excellence in Professional School Education, Emory University, 2009
LSVT BIG certified clinician for people with Parkinson’s disease, 2009
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Outstanding Alumnus, 2005
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2003
Hoder J. Progressive disorders of the central nervous system. In: Roy SH, Wolf SL, Scalzitti D, eds. The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, 4th edition. F.A. Davis, In press.
Krishnamoorthy V, Hoder J, Kristoff D, Laczak L, Lasky S, Maitland M, Thompson R (2011). Anticipatory Postural Adjustments during Gait Initiation in Persons with Parkinsonism and Freezing of Gait. Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.
Hoder J, DeWitt R, Moore B, Sager J, Goodrich J, Herdman S (2010). Differential Diagnosis in Vestibular Rehabilitation Using the Vestibular Diagnostic Matrix. Poster Presentation, Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA.