Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation is a specialized program performed by physical, occupational and speech therapists trained in Parkinson’s Disease care. Patients who have trouble with movement, self-care, speech or swallowing learn techniques to retrain the body’s muscles to move and speak with greater freedom and improved control.
Exercise programs offered include LSVT® Big and Loud (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), PWR!Up™, Speak Out®, Loud Crowd® and free Dance for Movement Disorders classes.
Patients who go through our rehabilitation program generally gain a greater ability to talk, walk, eat and swallow. In addition, they have improved strength, flexibility and reduced pain.
Benefits of Parkinson’s Disease therapy:
- Improved ability to communicate
- Improved balance and walking
- Improved strength and flexibility
- Improved swallowing and chewing
- Improved voice volume
- Pain relief
Dance for PD®
Dance for Movement Disorders is a free class for people with Parkinson’s Disease allowing them to enjoy the benefit of dancing while managing their physical and emotional symptoms.
- Texas Health Dallas: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:15 pm; Finley Ewing Cardiovascular and Fitness Center (CVC), Studio III, 5721 Phoenix Dr., Dallas, TX
- Texas Health Fort Worth: Thursdays 1:30 – 2:45 pm; Senior Health and Wellness Center, 1275 W. Terrell, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Parkinson's Support Group
Located in the Cardiac Tower South Classroom at Texas Health Fort Worth (THFW) from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every odd month, the THFW Parkinson’s Support Group exists for people with PD and their families to share information and offer mutual support to each other.
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