Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

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 
  • Fatigue 
  • Speech/swallowing impairments
  • Mood swings 
  • Memory loss
  • writing changes and slowed movement

At Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 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

Kessler Rehabilitation Center offers LSVT BIG™ and LSVT LOUD™, 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, we will help you maintain your independence. 

LSVT LOUD™ focuses on increasing vocal loudness to develop better pitch, clarity, voice quality, volume, facial expression and swallowing. This helps improve communication and saliva management while speaking. 

In addition, Kessler Rehabilitation Center now offers Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!). With the PWR! program, exercises are performed with large amplitude, high effort and in multiple postures such as standing, sitting and on the floor to help slow disease progression, improve symptoms and restore function.

Patients will also be given daily exercises to practice and a home exercise program to further successes gained during in-center care.

Our LSVT BIG™, LSVT LOUD™ and PWR! certified therapists and speech-language pathologists provide specialized and individualized care to help you live your best life.

*American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Providing treatment for the whole patient.