Parkinson's/Movement

 

With a diagnosis of a movement disorder, the road ahead can be daunting for both patients and their families. Penn Therapy & Fitness can help provide navigation and treatment to manage symptoms and maximize quality of life through therapeutic programs specialized for patients with movement disorders.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related to movement disorders including (but not limited to):

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
Our team of physical and occupational therapists and speech pathologists are empowered with the education with experience to provide expert quality care, and include:

  • Graduates of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson Program
  • Graduates of the Rock Steady Method of Boxing for Parkinson’s
  • Certified LSVT BIG (Lee Silverman voice treatment) clinicians
  • Certified LSVT LOUD  clinicians
  • Certified PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) Exercise Experts 
  • Certified Rock Steady clinicians
Our therapists also are post of the University of Pennsylvania's Huntington's Disease Clinic, which is recognized as a HDSA Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America for providing elite multidisciplinary approach to Huntington's Disease care and research. There are only 41 HDSA Centers of Excellence in the United States.

 

Penn Therapy & Fitness is proud to collaborate with The Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center (PD&MDC), as well as the Comprehensive Outpatient Parkinsonism Clinic (COPE)—both of which provide multidisciplinary care to patients with Parkinson Disease and other parkinsonian syndromes.

Penn Therapy & Fitness will collaborate with your doctors and caregivers, who may be providing complimentary therapies, to empower you with knowledge and skills to address issues of flexibility, strength and conditioning.

Our outpatient  movement disorder therapies are available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations:

Rock Steady Boxing, the first program of its kind, at Penn Therapy & Fitness Pennsylvania Hospital is a non-contact boxing exercise program that promotes fitness and function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Our Rock Steady-certified physical therapists lead one-on-one sessions and group classes that include training with boxing equipment such as speed/heavy bags, heavy/jump ropes, gloves and focus mitts. In addition to providing fitness, the program has been shown to improve confidence, quality of life and energy levels for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

Our Rock Steady Boxing therapy outpatient program is available at Penn Therapy & Fitness Pennsylvania Hospital. Call 215-829-7275 to schedule your appointment!