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Parkinson's Disease Online Resources

The information in this guide is recommended for Parkinson's Disease patients and their care givers.

Adele Smither's Disciplines

The Adele Smithers Parkinson Disease Treatment Center was formed in 1997 to provide quality care to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
The services that are offered in this center, have helped thousands of people and their families live life to the fullest which includes:

  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • The Wellness Program
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Biomechanical Evaluations and Exercise Tolerance Tests

OMM & Parkinson Disease

NYITCOM faculty published OMM and Parkinson's Disease article in Osteopathic Family Physician.Osteopathic family medicine offers a unique perspective to Parkinson disease (PD).

This article focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal somatic dysfunction to optimize health measured by the biomechanical, respiratory-circulatory, neurologic, metabolic or energetic, and behavioral models for patients with PD.

Yao, Sheldon C., Hart, Angela D. , Terzella, Michael J. An evidence-based osteopathic approach to Parkinson disease. Osteopathic Family Physician (2013) 5, 96-101.
Find Full-text journal article via the College of Osteopathic Medical Library.

Your First Appointment

It's good to be well prepared for the first appointment. The list below is suggested by the Mayo Clinic:

  • Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
  • Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
  • Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements that you're taking.
  • Ask a family member or friend to come with you.
  • Write down questions to ask.

PD and Medication: What’s New?

MedlinePlus: Reliable Online Health Information Resource

Tai Chi Classes

Look for Tai Chi

Tai chi helps Parkinson’s Patients with Balance and Fall Prevention

Academic Health Care Center Offers Tai Chi Classes. To see the complete information, click here.

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