Parkinson’s Disease at Spaulding Boston Outpatient
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is far more than a movement disorder. We understand the toll it can take on you and your family. But we also know how to help you take back control and take back your life. The right combination of medical treatment and physical, occupational and speech therapy can help you maintain your functionality and your freedom.
The evolving knowledge of Parkinson’s disease combined with improvements in medical intervention and rehabilitation techniques offer new hope. Research also shows how complex and individualized Parkinson’s and related movement disorders really are, which informs our approach: we believe the right comprehensive rehabilitation can extend your ability to remain active and keep you living at home longer.
Spaulding's Approach to Parkinson’s Disease
Whether you are in the early or advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, our experts in neuro-rehabilitation will help you get the most out of each day. We will create a treatment plan specific to your needs with careful attention to the effectiveness of medications. You will learn strategies and techniques to deal with the multiple effects of PD (from tremors and gait disturbance to depression and lack of energy), that you can apply in your daily activities.
Our multiple levels of care throughout the Spaulding Network can meet your needs at every stage of the disease.
Spaulding Boston Outpatient Parkinson’s Program
Spaulding's Outpatient Parkinson’s Program components may include:
- Comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s medical, functional, and behavioral status
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapies as needed, including Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
- LSVT LOUD - Speech Therapy and LSVT BIG - Physical Therapy
- Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) - Physical Therapy
- Adaptive Sports Program
- Orthotics Clinic
- Wheelchair Clinic
- Community Group Offerings:
- Coffee & Conversation
- Crescendo Chorus