Early identification and treatment helps slow the disabling effects of Parkinson’s disease. Rehabilitation therapists will identify changes in the way you move or speak and teach you how to deal with these changes. They can also help you manage your symptoms and improve your strength and ability to control your movements.
Our physical therapists work with you to develop an individualized exercise program to help maintain and improve:
Our occupational therapists help maintain and improve:
Speech and language therapy
Speech-language pathologists can work with you to maintain and improve:
Many people with Parkinson’s develop a hunched or shrunken posture. Movement can be stiff and slow. Walking may be reduced to a shuffle. In BIG therapy, physical therapists help you use large, expressive movements to retrain your muscles and brain to move more normally. BIG therapy helps you walk faster, improves balance and increases your trunk rotation.
Nearly 90 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease will suffer from speech and voice disorders. LOUD therapy can help dramatically improve volume and quality of speech. Speech-language pathologists will help you increase your speech volume, improve facial expressions, and reduce mumbling and swallowing difficulties.
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The Capistrant Center provides medical evaluations, treatment, support and resources for those with Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. A diagnosis of Parkinson's or a movement disorder can be frightening for you and your family but you are not alone. Learn more.
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