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Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Scranton

Comprehensive Treatment for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

At Allied Services Integrated Health System, we provide comprehensive care for patients with Parkinson’s Disease aimed at slowing the progression of the disease. Treatment focuses on helping you maintain and regain your abilities by improving strength, endurance, and flexibility.

To learn how an inpatient rehabilitation stay can support you while living with Parkinson’s disease please call us in Scranton at 570-348-1359 or in Wilkes-Barre at 570-826-3900.

How Rehabilitation can Help with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Diseaseis a progressive neurologic disorder. It affects motor planning and cognitive regions in the brain. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease may experience difficulty with:

  • walking, turning, rolling, and getting out of a chair
  • everyday tasks such as dressing, eating, and writing
  • projecting their voice, being heard, swallowing, and thinking

Research shows that targeted exercise combined with medication slows the motor deterioration associated with Parkinson’s disease. Our highly trained rehabilitation professionals offer an intensive inpatient rehabilitation program aimed at delaying symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

The Parkinson’s Rehab Program at our Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Rehab Hospitals focuses on the following areas:

  • Treatment utilizing virtual reality, gaming, and robotics for sensory motor agility training
  • Physical and occupational exercise programs aimed at improving endurance, strength, and flexibility
  • Speech and swallowing interventions highlighting speech volume, swallowing difficulties, and communication
  • Cognitive training for improved problem-solving and information-processing

Who Will Be on Your Parkinson’s Disease Rehab Team?

Each individual’s treatment team is made up of medical professionals with unique knowledge relative to the patient’s recovery care needs. The interdisciplinary rehab teams work together to support the patient in achieving their goals.

Your team may include any of the following medical professionals as needed:

  • Physiatrist
  • Physical therapist
  • Speech therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Medical social worker
  • Dietitian
  • Rehabilitation nurses

What Happens When the Program Ends?

During your treatment program, you will participate in advanced treatment protocols including LSVT Big and Loud, Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, and Cognitive-Communication Therapy. When you return home from an inpatient rehab stay, we encourage you to continue with these treatments to maintain your function and abilities.

Allied Services will always remain your lifetime resource for Parkinson’s care. Because Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, these patients should be evaluated and treated at the time of diagnosis, but can still benefit from therapy at any stage of the disease process. You can continue your recovery with outpatient rehabilitation at one of our convenient Rehab Centers.

For specific questions on how to obtain a referral, please call 570-348-1359 (Wilkes-Barre) or 570-826-3885 (Scranton). Contact us to learn more, or start your referral process today.

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