Parkinson's Movement Class

Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Program at Emerson Hospital offers various specialized programs and resources to help improve someone’s quality of life when living with Parkinson’s disease. Our team of neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists have the knowledge, expertise, and resources to develop individualized treatment plans. We also offer nutrition services and social services as part of our program, and the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body holds Parkinson’s-related classes. The progression in therapy treatments promotes an active lifestyle and overall support system to our patients with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

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Virtual Education Sessions

Each month, Emerson hosts free online presentations on a variety of topics to provide education and resources to those living with Parkinson's disease. Learn more and register.

Parkinson's Wellness Class

With support by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Emerson hosts a free wellness class, Introduction to Pole Walking, for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. Pole walking uses poles in each hand to enhance aerobic exercise, improve stability and upright posture, and helps with coordination of arms and legs. Sessions consist of three in-person classes. Click here to learn more and register.

Home Care

Emerson Hospital Home Care provides comprehensive and individualized home health care to homebound clients. To receive home care, you must be referred by your doctor. Services offered include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work and home health aide. We can assist the Parkinson’s client and caregiver with setting up the home safely, equipment needs, improving their mobility through strength and balance exercises, medication management, increasing independence with activities of daily living, swallowing and communication, personal care needs and community resources.

Rehabilitative Therapies

The skilled therapists at Emerson's Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies are specially-trained to help Parkinson's patients improve everyday movement and speech issues. Click here to learn more.