Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

In-home Parkinson's Treatment

At Synaptic, we believe that a personalized approach to Parkinson’s Disease treatment is essential to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients. By utilizing external cueing and other evidence-based techniques that are tailored to each individual’s needs, we can help our patients to achieve their goals and maintain their independence.

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Synaptic offers specialized expertise, personalized treatment plans, a multidisciplinary approach, and in-home convenience, all of which may be particularly beneficial for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.    

Specialized in PD

Synaptic can provide specialized therapy services specifically designed for PD patients, which may not be available through other general in-home therapy providers. This may include exercises and techniques that are tailored to the unique needs and challenges of people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Personalized Treatment

Synaptic offers personalized treatment plans that are customized to the specific needs and goals of each individual. This may involve working closely with patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to develop a plan that addresses their unique needs and goals, and adjusting the plan as needed.


Parkinson’s Disease often requires a team of healthcare professionals to manage, including physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Synaptic can offer a multidisciplinary approach to PD training, with a team of therapists working together to address different aspects of the disease.

In-home convenience

Parkinson’s Disease can make it difficult for patients to travel to appointments outside the home, and may require frequent therapy sessions. Synaptic’s in-home therapy services can provide a convenient option for PD patients, allowing them to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own homes.

Our Approach

At Synaptic, our approach to treating Parkinson’s Disease is focused on personalized care that is tailored to each individual’s specific needs. One tool that we frequently utilize in our treatment plans is external cueing, a technique that uses sensory signals to guide movement and improve timing, coordination, and fluidity.

External cueing is a powerful tool for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease who struggle with movement and coordination. It involves providing visual, auditory, or tactile cues to prompt movement and improve gait speed, stride length, balance, and reduce freezing of gait. Studies have shown that incorporating external cueing into therapy and exercise programs can lead to significant improvements in mobility and quality of life.

However, it’s important to note that not all individuals with Parkinson’s Disease will benefit from the same techniques. That’s why we take a personalized approach to treatment and work closely with each patient to develop a customized plan that meets their unique needs and goals. We carefully assess each patient’s individual strengths, limitations, and preferences to develop a plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

Our team of experienced therapists has a deep understanding of the complexities of Parkinson’s Disease and how it affects each individual differently. We believe that a personalized approach is key to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients. By utilizing external cueing and other evidence-based techniques that are tailored to each individual, we can help our patients to improve their mobility, maintain their independence, and enhance their overall quality of life.


· The Parkinson’s Foundation: This organization provides resources, education, and support for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. They offer a helpline, online resources, and local support groups.

· The Michael J. Fox Foundation: This organization funds research and provides education and resources for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. They offer a range of resources, including a caregiver guide and online forums.

· The American Parkinson Disease Association: This organization provides information, education, and support for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their families. They offer resources such as a helpline, online support groups, and educational materials.

· Aerobic exercise: This may include activities such as walking, cycling, or dancing, which can help improve cardiovascular fitness, balance, and coordination. Aerobic exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on motor function and may also help reduce depression and anxiety.

· Strength training: This may include resistance exercises using weights, resistance bands, or bodyweight exercises such as squats and lunges. Strength training can help improve muscle strength and endurance, which can be beneficial for maintaining mobility and preventing falls.

· Balance exercises: These may include activities such as standing on one leg, walking heel-to-toe, or using balance boards or other equipment to challenge balance and stability. Improving balance can help reduce the risk of falls and improve overall mobility.

· Stretching and flexibility exercises: These may include gentle stretches and range-of-motion exercises to help improve flexibility, reduce stiffness, and improve overall mobility.

· Speech and swallowing exercises: These may include exercises aimed at improving vocal strength, clarity, and volume, as well as exercises to improve swallowing function.

· Cognitive exercises: These may include activities such as memory games, problem-solving tasks, and other cognitive challenges to help improve cognitive function and overall mental health.

· In addition to these exercises and activities, in-home therapy sessions for Parkinson’s disease may also include education and training on strategies for managing symptoms, such as stress reduction, relaxation techniques, and strategies for managing tremors or dyskinesias. By providing a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson’s disease, in-home therapy can help individuals improve their quality of life and maintain independence for as long as possible.

Family members and caregivers are imperative in supporting individuals with Parkinson’s disease who are receiving in-home therapy. Here are some ways that family members and caregivers can provide support, as well as some resources that may be available to help:

· Encourage participation: Encourage the individual to attend their therapy sessions regularly and participate fully in their therapy program. Provide motivation and support to help them achieve their goals.

· Help with exercises: Assist the individual with exercises and activities as needed, and provide encouragement and feedback to help them improve. This can be especially important for individuals who may have mobility issues or other physical limitations.

· Communicate with the therapist: Communicate with the therapist regularly to stay informed about the individual’s progress and any changes in their condition. Ask questions and provide feedback to help the therapist tailor the therapy program to meet the individual’s needs.

· Provide emotional support: Living with Parkinson’s disease can be challenging, and individuals may experience a range of emotions as they navigate the condition. Family members and caregivers can provide emotional support by listening, offering encouragement, and helping the individual stay positive.

· Seek out resources: There are many resources available to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Such as support groups, wellness centers, and community resources such as transportation services or meal delivery programs.



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