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
Parkinson's Programs & Support
  • 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 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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