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Orange County Support Services

If you have Parkinson's disease, you will likely need the support of Parkinson's specialists other than your doctor at times.  These may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, music and dance therapists,  and counselors among others. Meet some of the local Orange County PD specialists on our care team page.

Parkinson's Rehab Services - Speech, PT and OT

SPEAK OUT! Fountain Valley

Speech Pathologist, Stephanie Crail, helps people with Parkinson's strengthen their speech and swallowing mechanisms. These classes meet at the Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley.

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SPEAK OUT! Los Alamitos

Speech Pathologist, Lyn Gallandt, helps people with Parkinson's strengthen their speech and swallowing mechanisms. These classes meet at the Los Alamitos Medical Center in Los Alamitos.

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LSVT Big and Loud

Big and Loud classes are offered several places throughout the county including:

Dr. Patricia Brown  Chapman University

California Therapy Solutions (various locations)

Saddleback Medical Center

UCI

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Complete Balance Solutions

Complete Balance Solutions specializes in neurological rehab and balance issues. Located in Laguna Hills, Irvine and Seal Beach.

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Hoag Outpatient Rehab

Hoag Newport Beach offers a variety of services including PT, OT, and Speech Therapy.

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OC Neuro Rehab

Located in Laguna Niguel, physical therapists Arthur Lupsha and Kellie Lupsha, specialize in physical therapy for stroke and other neurological disorders including Parkinson's.

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Progressive PT and Rehab

Progressive PT and Rehab offers LSVT Big Therapy which is designed specifically for people with Parkinson's. Multiple locations in Orange County.

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Rogue Physical Therapy

Dr. Claire McLean

Neuro-physical therapist, Claire McLean is a PWR! certified instructor and  specializes in treating those with Parkinson's.  Rogue PT offers a variety of classes throughout the week and  is located in Fountain Valley.

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St. Jude Center for Rehab and Wellness

St. Jude offers outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and fitness classes for people with Parkinson's. They are located at  2767 E. Imperial Hwy. Brea

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UCI Parkinson's Wellness Program

UCI offers a variety of services including PT, OT, and Speech Therapy.

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Music and Dance for Parkinson's

Orange County Tremble Clefs

 

Music therapist, Karen Skipper leads this delightful and fun filled group as they "sing and explore the therapeutic values of music."  The Tremble Clefs have two different locations, one in Laguna Hills and one in Anaheim.

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Music Therapy for Parkinson's

Music therapist, Karen Skipper, uses music, rhythm and breathing techniques to help your ability to walk and speak. This class meets on Saturdays at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley

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RX Ballroom Dancing

Rx Ballroom Dancing is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the healthy benefits of ballroom dancing to those struggling neurological functioning.  Classes are free and located in Laguna Niguel.

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Pyschological Services

Allison Smith LMFT OC Neuropain Psychotherapy

Licensed marriage and family therapist, Allison Smith (aka: the Perky Parkie), has the unique perspective of living with Young Onset Parksinson's herself.  Allison is part of the team at Dr. Martinez's office in Aliso Viejo.

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Julia Evans PhD, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Evans is a  clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychological evaluations, cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy.

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Timothy O'Brien PhD, Neuropsychologist

Dr. O'Brien is a  clinical psychologist specializing in Parkinson's and Movement Disorders.

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Brain Boot Camp

In partnership with the UCLA Longevity Center, the Brain Wellness Institute in Newport Beach holds individual and group therapy sessions designed to help those with mild age-related memory issues or mild cognitive impairment caused by Parkinson's and other conditions.  This program is designed to help improve and maintain memory ability including attention, memory and recall.

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O.C. Health Psychologists

OC Health offers psychological and  neuropsychological evaluations. Their focus is on mental wellness and integrative care for the body, mind and spirit.

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Other Services

Reiki for Parkinson's and Caregivers

Renee Lorch, MA, LMFT

Self-Care Saturday happens the second Saturday of each month. Reiki is an alternative treatment that may help manage some symptoms, aid in relaxation, reduce anxiety and depression, improve sleep and support the immune system.  Thirty minute sessions cost $15 and are scheduled  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Sage Holistic Health and Wellness Center, Orange, CA.

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Kristie Scott

Certified Life Coach

Certified life coach, Kristie Scott, is also a person with Parkinson's.

"Recovery is a journey and as a whole can be overwhelming on your own.  That is where I come in. My job is to help you formulate your own plan and encourage you to start and stay on course, one step at a time. I will remind you to love yourself and be gentle with yourself.  I will show you that this journey can be fun and rewarding.  I would be honored to help you Live Your Best Life With Parkinson’s! Take your first step and book a commentary session."

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Driving Assessment and Training for Parkinson's

Adaptive Driving Center

Debbie Ricker is an occupational therapist and a driving rehabilitation specialist.

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Hoag Hospital Driving Program

The goal of Hoag's Driving Rehabilitation Program is to promote independence and ensure safety while using a vehicle. This program can help maintain a client’s independence, teach compensation strategies for physical, cognitive and visual limitations and ensure safety on the road.

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St. Jude's Driving Program

The goal of Hoag's Driving Rehabilitation Program is to promote independence and ensure safety while using a vehicle. This program can help maintain a client’s independence, teach compensation strategies for physical, cognitive and visual limitations and ensure safety on the road.

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Transportation Services

Go Go Grandparent

This service is designed for seniors who are unable to use a smart phone to call Uber or Lyft.  Membership fees apply.

 

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Orange County Paratransit Service

The Orange County Transportation Authority provides discounted bus and taxi service for people with disabilities.

 

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Seniors in Transit

Seniors in Transit provides non-emergency medical transportation for seniors in Orange County.  Their vehicles can accommodate people in wheelchairs eliminating the need for the person to have to transfer from wheelchair to car and than car to wheelchair at their destination.

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