MossRehab has a team of dedicated physical, occupational, and speech therapists that can provide specialized, patient specific, and evidence-based treatments for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Therapies are generally recommended immediately after initial diagnosis, when stabilized on PD medications. If an individual has a Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS), therapy should be started after reprogramming rather than reprogramming during a therapy course of care.
MossRehab’s team of physical therapists can restore or prevent further functional decline by improving walking, getting out of a chair, moving in bed, reducing falls and reducing freezing episodes. Occupational therapists at MossRehab can help individuals with PD by improving activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, cooking or work activities. MossRehab’s speech therapists can help with improving communication such as increasing voice volume as well as swallowing, memory, and cognition.
To set up an appointment with a LSVT or PWR! certified therapist, call the appropriate MossRehab outpatient site.
Therapists at MossRehab recognize the importance of regular and lifelong exercise for individuals with PD to slow disease progression, improve quality of life and reduce disability. People with PD often present with unique fitness needs, which may not be addressed by traditional, unsupervised community exercise programs. To help support the need for consistent exercise and to provide a safe place to exercise, MossRehab is proud to offer community maintenance programs designed specifically for individuals with PD. These programs are run on a weekly basis throughout the year by a physical therapist and appropriate support staff, accommodating up to 10 individuals per class. Features of the maintenance programs include:
Maintenance programs are held at MossRehab’s Tabor Road location on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. and at our Elkins Park location on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Parking is free of charge at both locations for group participants. Please contact programs with transportation concerns.
To learn more about MossRehab’s resources for PD, including our maintenance programs and outpatient therapies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-456-9901, EXT. 58012.
These maintenance programs are made possible by the support of The Parkinson Council.
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