Rose Wichmann, PT
Rose Wichmann is currently the National Co-Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Partners in Care program, which is designed to educate staff working in home care agencies and senior living communities about Parkinson’s disease. She is the former Director of the Struthers Parkinson's Center, a designated Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence in Golden Valley, MN, which is nationally recognized for its comprehensive team approach in the management of Parkinson's and related movement disorders. In addition to her 30+ years of experience as a physical therapist, Rose has been involved in many educational programs designed to improve Parkinson's awareness for patients, family care partners, health professionals, and rural outreach areas. She is a frequent speaker, past president of Parkinson Association of Minnesota, and a past recipient of the Paul M Silverstein Community Service Award for her work to improve programs and services for the Parkinson's community in the Upper Midwest. In 2022, she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for her many contributions to the Parkinson’s community. Rose is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Physical Therapy. She has been a contributing author to several textbooks on Parkinson's disease and has co-authored a number of publications distributed by National Parkinson’s Foundation. In 2012, she co-authored a book titled "Navigating Life with Parkinson's Disease" for the American Academy of Neurology. A second edition of this book was published in 2020.