Therapy for Neurological and Movement Disorders
Most people take everyday activities like talking on the phone or walking up the stairs for granted. When you have Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders, those simple tasks can be a challenge.
Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, changes in gait and balance, flexed posture, decreased volume of voice, and impaired fine motor skills.
The specialty-trained speech language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare work with patients to improve strength, balance, movement, voice control, and swallowing techniques. Therapy can start at any time after diagnosis, but research shows the earlier you begin therapy, the more likely you are to maintain your quality of life.