Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurological Conditions
More than 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease*
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impacts an individual’s motor skills, speech, and cognitive function. Often characterized by the presence of tremors, PD may present a wide range of challenges including:
- Rigidity or stiffness in the limbs
- Posture and balance problems
- Speech/swallowing impairments
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
At Dignity Health Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists offer a comprehensive program of physical, occupational, speech and cognitive therapies to enhance the communication skills, physical abilities and emotional well-being of those with PD. We also offer targeted care for people with other neurologic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.
What our comprehensive program means for you
Dignity Health Physical Therapy offers LSVT BIG™ ( LSVT Global, Inc.) and SPEAK OUT!® (Parkinson Voice Project®), two highly effective programs that help people with PD and other neurologic conditions
- Improve or maintain function
- Minimize deficits
- Maximize overall health and quality of life
LSVT BIG™ improves the amplitude or “bigness” of limb and body movement to help provide a stronger, more efficient gait, better balance and flexibility – and applies these skills to daily activities. From getting up from the sofa to buttoning a shirt, our LSVT BIG™ trained clinicians can help you maintain your independence.
SPEAK OUT!® focuses on helping people with Parkinson’s improve their speech and voice.
Patients of each program will also be given daily exercises to practice and a home exercise program to further successes gained during in-center care.
Our LSVT BIG™ and SPEAK OUT!® certified therapists and speech-language pathologists provide specialized and individualized care to help you live your best life.
*American Association of Neurological Surgeons
LSVT BIG® is a trademark of LSVT Global, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.