Neurological Specialists

Parkinson’s Disease

Physical Therapy:

  1. Improve quality of gait, including stride length, posture, speed and freezing episodes
  2.  Fall prevention with dynamic gait
  3.  Caregiver training to assist with bed/wheelchair/car/floor transfers

Occupational Therapy:

  1. Increase and/or prevent upper body range of motion and strength declines.
  2.  Myofascial Release to increase pain free range of motion, posture, and breath volume.
  3. Cognitive assessment—remediation/compensatory techniques with caregiver training.
  4.  Improve ease and independence with self-cares/homemaking tasks with adaptive equipment as needed (compensating for tremors)
  5. In-home assessment for promoting safety and independence, including recommendations for home modifications.

Speech Therapy:

  1.  Provide strategies to improve speech intelligibility, breath support and voice quality when speaking.
  2. Provide strategies to maintain safety swallowing during mealtimes.
  3. Provide communication device fitting when verbal communication is not possible.