Parkinson’s Program

P. (405) 553-1152 | F. (405) 239-7180

Fighting the Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurological disorder that progressively diminishes one’s ability to live and function independently.  Our Parkinson’s program uses education and the latest treatment strategies to help patients regain their independence and learn coping strategies to improve daily life.  The program treats all Parkinson’s-related impairments, including physical movement, speech, and daily living skills.

One-of-a-kind program.
Valir Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area with the Parkinson’s Proficient Accreditation from Parkinson’s Foundation of the Heartland.  This accreditation means that Valir’s hospital staff participated in specialty training and testing to learn more about the disease, the healing process, and appropriate treatment strategies.

Everyone’s needs are different.
Our Parkinson’s program consists of numerous components geared towards the patient’s goals and needs, including:

  • Physician and nursing care
  • Patient and family education
  • Neuropsychological care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Community resource education
  • On-site support
  • Group exercise
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Daily living skills training
  • Pharmacy support
  • Community re-entry training
  • Dietary support
  • Equipment training
  • Home and work assessments

Click here to download a brochure about our Parkinson’s Program.

 

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Parkinson Wellness Recovery Program

Stretching class for Parkinson patients to improve movementThis is an evidence based, client-centered treatment program which uses exercise as medicine. Using this framework, Valir’s PWR!Movesâ„¢ Certified Physical Therapist addresses the key deficits of clients with Parkinson’s to improve balance, movement, cardiovascular stamina and strength to increase independence and reduce falls. PWR!Movesâ„¢ group class instructs in the building blocks of function. This class is designed to teach people how to use high effort, large amplitude movements and complete muscle activation. The emphasis is on learning how complete whole body movements feel and how to self-monitor everyday function such as:

  • Getting On/Off the Floor
  • Group exercise
  • Rolling or Scooting
  • Getting In/Out of a Car or Chair
  • Walking and Turning
  • Speaking
  • Writing And Buttoning
  • Bed Mobility

All activities require a PWR!Moves™ foundation of whole body movements with high effort and attention to tasks. Warm ups and cool downs emphasize activation of movement for:

  • Axial Mobility
  • Range Of Motion
  • Balance and Posture

Assessments:
Assessments will be offered once a quarter, and will include a home exercise program.

Classes:
Classes are offered every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 p.m., located in the ground floor gym of Valir Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Cost:
$15 per class; or five classes for $50.

Enrollment:
Call 405.553.1198 or email parkinsons@valir.com.

Click Here to View Program Brochure

 

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