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Parkinson’s Treatment Cambridge, MA

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that affects your ability to move and function. It slowly robs you of your freedom and the ability to control even the simplest of movements. It can take away your ability to care for yourself. The longer it goes untreated, the lower your quality of life will go. At Spaulding Rehabilitation, our Parkinson's treatment programs in Cambridge, MA are customized to meet your needs. We develop therapy plans that help you take back control and regain at least a portion of what you lost. By combining medical treatment and physical/occupational therapy, we are able to help you regain your strength and improve your mobility.

What Parkinson's Symptoms Will Spaulding Rehabilitation Address at Our Cambridge, MA Location?

Everyone who is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is affected differently. The rate of progression may be slow in some and very fast in others. The severity of each person's symptoms will also vary. The staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation can address all of the most common symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's therapy in Cambridge, MA can be used to treat the following:

  • Balance issues
  • Poor posture
  • Tremors
  • Speech difficulties
  • Problems with writing and other fine motor skills

The list of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease goes on, but Spaulding Rehabilitation offers all of the treatment options that you will need to begin to take control of your life. Our Parkinson's therapy programs in Cambridge, MA are customized to deal with your individual symptoms. No two treatment plans are ever the same.

What to Expect at Our Parkinson's Treatment Program in Cambridge, MA

At Spaulding Rehabilitation, we do everything in our power to offer each patient the right combination of treatment options. Comprehensive rehabilitation gives you everything you need to minimize your symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. Spaulding Rehabilitation's Parkinson's therapy programs in Cambridge, MA use the latest techniques and treatment options to give you the strength you need to take back your life and enjoy every possible moment with your family and friends.

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 Spaulding Rehabilitation can meet your needs at every stage of the disease.

Inpatient Parkinson's Program

Spaulding’s Inpatient Parkinson’s Program components may include:

  • Comprehensive management of the person’s medical, functional, and behavioral needs with a focus on promoting independence and safety
  • Medical consultation with neurologist or rehabilitation physician
  • 24-hour nursing care with a focus on medication management
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies as needed
  • Education for patient and family
  • Nutrition counseling and support
  • Advanced rehabilitation technologies, including assistive technologies, body-weight support systems, and electrical stimulation devices
  • Speech therapies including the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
    Therapeutic recreation
  • Education in fall prevention

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 LSVT
  • Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Program
  • Parkinson’s Healthy Mindset Program
  • Adaptive Sports Program
  • Vibrant Voices
  • Orthotics Clinic
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Spaulding Cape Cod Rock Steady Boxing Program
    Read the Rock Steady Boxing Program flyer (PDF) >

Spaulding is conducting research to advance function and quality of life for persons living with Parkinson’s disease. Spaulding physicians and other clinicians are pursuing three research studies and clinical trials focused on monitoring motor fluctuations with a wearable sensor system and predicting upper limb rigidity by analyzing speech patterns.

Parkinson's Program

Motion Analysis Lab

The Motion Analysis Lab (MAL) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital brings state-of the art technology and internationally-recognized expertise to the study and treatment of mobility-limiting conditions, including cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury,spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s Disease.