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Parkinson disease and other movement related disorders such as chorea, dystonia, Huntington’s disease and Diffuse Lewy Bodies can result in a person having difficulty walking, balancing, dressing, eating, speaking and participating in everyday activities.
At Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) our Movement Disorders Clinic (outpatient services) offers multidisciplinary management of the progression a person may experience when diagnosed with these conditions.
Along with persons who have been diagnosed with Parkinson disease and related conditions, those who have symptoms of low talking, difficulty swallowing, postural inability (resulting in falls), difficulty initiating movement and experience “freezing episodes,” may benefit from this program.
As a patient in the program, you may receive one or several of the following services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, social work, aquatic exercise and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician consultation. Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is offered by speech therapy and LSVT BIG is provided by physical therapy.
The program also offers the following testing, based on which services the patient is receiving: Gait and Balance Scale (GABS), GAITRite analysis, BalanceMaster, Dysphagia services (swallow studies), among others.
In collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS), a weekly community aquatics exercise program is offered specifically to individuals with a movement disorder.
If you have any questions about this program or would like to make a referral, please call 214.820.9393.
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