Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Youtube Follow us on Twitter

Sub Banner Badge
Give Today

Our Generous Sponsors

Express Pawnshop Expre$$ Pawn is the most trusted chain of pawn shops in San Diego. Buying, selling and pawning; trust the Genie… View Website
Liberty Station Encompassing a 46-acre waterfront park and 9-hole golf course, Liberty Station is a vibrant gathering place that celebrates San Diego's illustrious past and present. View Website
US WorldMeds US WorldMeds continually strives to identify specialty products for niche patient groups and increase access to those treatments across the globe. Visit Website
San Diego County Credit Union SDCCU is a strong member-owned financial institution focused on serving the financial needs of our communities. View Website
Silverado Dignity, respect and an enhanced quality of life for those we serve is the foundation upon which Silverado is built. Visit Website
SD Humane Society Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike. View Website
Southern Caregiver Resource Center Providing services for any San Diego or Imperial County resident who is caring for an adult with a chronic and/or disabling condition in need of assistance. View Website
Gordon Biersch The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food and good times are now being served up fresh daily. Visit Website
Preen 2 Pristine Preen 2 Pristine delivers the highest quality professional pet grooming and daycare services, as well as the healthiest and most-wholesome foods, treats and supplies... View Website
Rhino Marketing Your one stop shop for full service promotional and garment decorating services. Visit Website
Comfort Keepers Providing the highest-quality Alzheimer's care, dementia care, home care and senior care services to seniors and their families. View Website
PhRMA Our member companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. Research. Progress. Hope. View Website
XKites Proud to be the largest maker of kites in the United States. View Website
Walmart Saving people money so they can live better. View Website
Fox Sports San Diego Your local sports station. Visit Website
Streeter Printing Looking for a local San Diego printer? Visit Website
Teva Neuroscience Providing important healthcare solutions for people who are affected by neurological conditions, such as relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. View Website
The Chugh Firm Our mission is to provide the best integrated legal and tax solutions worldwide. Visit Website
High Performance Movement At High Performance Movement, we treat every event we are a part of as if it is our own. Visit Website
San Diego Prime A lifestyle guide for the 50+ generation. Visit Website
Easy 98.1 Playing songs you can sing along to from the 80s, 90s and Now. Plus, we’ll keep you connected to the things that relate to your San Diego lifestyle! View Website
Freddie's Finds Freddie is searching far and wide to find products pertinent to obtaining his goal, which is to preserve or enhance the well-being and merriment of his furry friends. View Website
Star News Dedicated to providing the latest developments in the South Bay. View Website

PT, OT & Speech Therapy

Physical and occupational therapy can have tremendous benefits for people with Parkinson’s.  Oftentimes, people aren’t aware that physical and occupational therapy can help.  They assume those therapies are for people recovering from a major illness or injury.  Other times, people wait to seek this treatment until there is a problem, like a fall.  Below is a partial list of those benefits one may see through therapy.

Physical therapy can help you improve:

  •     Balance issues
  •     Risk of falling
  •     Coordination and movement
  •     Strength and flexibility

Occupational therapy can help you complete daily task with more ease by demonstrating or sharing:

  •     Easier ways to get in and out of bed, a chair, the shower or the toilet
  •     The proper way to use assistive devices like canes and walkers
  •     Tips for home modification and safety
  •     Adaptations for cooking and cleaning
  •     Ways to modify your home office or workspace

Prescriptions from your doctor are generally required if you would like these therapies covered by your insurance.  If you have questions or think physical or occupational therapy may help you, ask your doctor.

Speech Therapy

Changes in speech are not talked about as symptoms of Parkinson’s as much as tremor or rigidity; however, more than 75 percent of people experience these changes.  The rigidity and slow, limited movement you may see when you walk or get up from a chair can also affect your vocal cords, lips, tongue, throat, and diaphragm.

Some of the changes in speech include:

  •     A soft, hoarse or breathy voice
  •     Mumbled or fast speech
  •     Monotone pitch
  •     Loss of facial expression
  •     Trouble swallowing

Speech therapy is a great way to combat these changes, even before they occur.  There is a speech therapy program called Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) that was designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s.  Research has shown that this intensive program can improve your speech.  Talk to your doctor about LSVT, or other speech therapies, to see if it’s right for you.