Franciscan offers patients comprehensive care for Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to tremors, difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. It is characterized by shaking, stiffness, slowness of movement and eventually loss of balance. It is caused when your body stops making a chemical called dopamine.
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or think you may have it, there is hope! Franciscan neurologists are physicians who specialize in disorders within the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s. These specialists work with a team of specially trained therapists and each patient and family to offer a comprehensive yet personalized plan to help you minimize symptoms, prevent complications and maintain your quality of life. Care includes but may not be limited to:
- outpatient therapy services
- physical therapy
- speech therapy (Lee Silverman voice therapy and swallowing)
- occupational therapy
Learn more about Parkinson’s disease.
Find a neurologist who treats people living with Parkinson’s or call 1-888-825-3227.