Parkinson's Disease Wellness Program
The Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network brings specialized expertise in neuro-rehabilitation to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. Our multiple levels of services are designed to meet each person’s needs and include intensive inpatient rehabilitation, comprehensive outpatient therapy and physician services, and wellness programs specific to Parkinson’s disease.
The Spaulding Outpatient Centers in Sandwich and Framingham and their community partners offer the Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program for persons with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. The six-week program is conducted in collaboration with Boston University and is based on research that shows that specific rehabilitation strategies can improve independence and quality of life for those with Parkinson’s disease.
The program emphasizes education, self-management strategies, and peer support. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists with extensive training in neuro-rehabilitation teach exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, posture, and verbal communication. It’s hard work that delivers positive results.
Leadership and Expertise
Spaulding Cape Cod’s Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program is conducted as part of its Parkinson’s Center for Comprehensive Care, which is directed by David M. Lowell, M.D., a neurologist with expertise in neurobehavioral effects of Parkinson’s disease.