Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders in the world. What often starts as hand tremors can progress until patients experience a huge functional loss that impacts their independence. At PAM Health, our Parkinson's rehabilitation centers specialize in the medical and therapeutic care of individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Our multidisciplinary team uses various treatment approaches to create a personalized Parkinson's Rehabilitation Program to address the impacts on your physical, emotional, and cognitive state. The goal is to maximize your ability to function to maintain your highest quality of life.
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s disease is more than a movement disorder. It's a complex disease with far-reaching consequences affecting a person's physical, mental, and emotional health. Parkinson's is caused when neurons in the area of the brain that controls movement become impaired or die, causing them to produce less dopamine. This phenomenon leads to the physical symptoms associated with Parkinson's.
This degenerative disorder affects each person differently. Parkinson's earliest signs are tremors, shaking, and muscle stiffness. As the disease progresses, it can influence walking and balance, speech, self-care skills, and other bodily functions. The disease can also affect thinking, emotions, and behavior.
How Can Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation Help?
Our Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Program aims to lengthen the time patients can remain active and able to live at home. In the process, we also seek to enhance their quality of life.
Our care team can help you understand how to manage your disorder so you feel as good as possible. We combine your pharmacological care with physical, occupational, and speech therapy that can improve motor and non-motor functions and help you communicate. If you live with Parkinson's disease, rehabilitation offers many benefits:
Aims to delay symptoms
Increases your strength and endurance
Provides general fitness
Helps manage pain
Elevates your energy level
Boosts your mood
Decreases your anxiety
Helps you with being understood by others and organizing your thoughts
PAM Health's Rehabilitation Program for Parkinson's Disease
At PAM Health, we offer both inpatient and outpatient Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Programs. When you come to us for care, we evaluate your needs and treatment goals while also addressing both you and your family's concerns. We then create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.
We offer a wide range of therapeutic services to help you with everything from performing daily activities to managing pain. Your unique rehabilitation program may include:
Consultations with our on-staff neurologists and specially trained physicians
Medication management through our in-house pharmacy
Use of advanced rehabilitation technologies
Psychological services to assist with psychosocial adjustment
Occupational and physical therapy with licensed clinicians to help with daily activities, mobility, and safety
Community access to support groups and other resources
Patient and family education and counseling
Even after your inpatient program ends, we continue your care with post-discharge services, including comprehensive outpatient therapy and support groups for you and your family members.
Your Parkinson's Rehabilitation Team
PAM Health takes a team-based approach to patient care. During your Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Program, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician will oversee your treatment to ensure consistency and quality. You will also work with highly trained physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, nutritionists, and other rehabilitation experts.
Having an experienced,comprehensive team under one roof allows us to serve your unique needs more effectively.
Find a Parkinson's Rehab Location Near You
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, now is the time to start our Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Program at PAM Health. Browse our locations to find a PAM Parkinson's rehab program near you and schedule a tour of one of our state-of-the-art locations.