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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Home Health Care
Acti-Kare offers in home services and specializes in those living with Parkinson's. Services include mobility and exercise assistance, meal preparation, personal care and hygiene, cognitive stimulation and fall and injury prevention.
Reiki for Parkinson's
Reiki for Parkinson's and Caregivers
Renee Lorch, MA, AMFT
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.
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.