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For Clinicians: Assessing Parkinson’s

For Clinicians: Assessing Parkinson’s

No one really enjoys being assessed. Typically if someone is being assessed by a rehab therapist it is because there is suspicion something might not be right (or perhaps they know for certain that something is wrong). Being under a therapeutic microscope can be a vulnerable part of a disease process. Evaluations are laced with a barrage of questions. The client is asked to share all of their medical baggage, surgery scars, list of medications, and are asked to complete…

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Your Plan to Modify

Your Plan to Modify

Some boast that change is a factor of life they crave, others avoid it like the plague. Sometimes you have time to prepare for change and other times it may hit you square in the nose leaving you confused and disoriented. Having a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) may feel like an assault on your normal, your routine, your life. Certainly you could call it change. When you find yourself experiencing physical, cognitive, or medical changes related to PD it…

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Team Captain

Team Captain

Step back in time with me for a moment…here is the scene: you are a kid on the playground in the middle of a school day. Everyone is lined up against the fence waiting to be picked for a team. If you are selected as Team Captain you have the most power. You can pick anyone you want and naturally, you start by picking the best. Why settle? The concept of building a team from the ground up beginning with…

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