Parkinson's Rehabilitation

Our Approach

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.

Conditions we treat

  • Memory and cognitive issues
  • Problems with daily activities
  • Speech and communication difficulties
  • Tremors
  • Movement-related issues

Therapy options

Physical therapy

Our physical therapists work with you to develop an individualized exercise program to help maintain and improve:

  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle strength
  • Walking quality and speed

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists help maintain and improve:

  • Daily living skills
  • Energy management
  • Hand function and fine motor skills
  • Memory and cognition
  • Tremor management

Speech and language therapy

Speech-language pathologists can work with you to maintain and improve:

  • Communication
  • Memory and cognition
  • Speech
  • Swallowing
  • Voice

BIG therapy

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.

LOUD therapy

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.

Related Services & Specialties

Care Team

Locations

Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

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