Therapy

Physical, Occupational, Speech

When people talk about therapy for Parkinson’s they often refer to the LSVT BIG and LOUD programs, but there are many other ways that therapists specially trained in Parkinson’s can help.

Therapists can keep you moving, strengthen your voice, improve your ability to swallow, and make your daily activities easier and more enjoyable. You can request therapy at any time. In fact, having an assessment soon after your diagnosis can provide a good baseline to keep you moving and engaged on your journey with Parkinson’s.

**In addition to the local teams that we partner with, listed below, we also offer movement, voice and cognition programs taught by Parkinson experts Josefa Domingos and John Dean. Click here to learn more about PD3 Plus.

INOVA HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION CENTERS

INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL
OUTPATIENT SPECIALTY REHABILITATION CENTER

Address: Inova Loudoun Hospital,
44035 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA 20176
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-858-6390
Website: www.inova.org/LoudounRehab


Inova Loudoun Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offers an array of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for patients of all ages – from infancy to adult. Specialized programs include lymphedema management, wound healing services, concussion management, pelvic health rehabilitation and feeding/swallowing services.

A leader of outpatient rehabilitation services in Northern Virginia, our expert clinicians will create a comprehensive treatment program tailored to meet your individual needs. We are conveniently located on the Inova Loudoun Hospital Medical Campus.


INOVA FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Address: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital,
4th Floor, 3600 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-391-3642.
Website: www.inova.org/locations/inova-fair-oaks-hospital-rehabilitation-services


We offer outpatient rehabilitation programs as well as community exercise groups tailored to people with neurologic conditions.


INOVA FAIRFAX HOSPITAL
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION

Address: Inova Center for Personalized Health
4th Floor, 8081 Innovation Park Dr., Fairfax VA  22031
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-776-6080.
Website: www.inova.org/locations/inova-fairfax-outpatient-rehabilitation


Thank you for your interest in Inova Fairfax Outpatient Rehabilitation services.
We offer an array of specialized programs provided through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for patients of all ages – from infancy to adult. We have an outstanding team of rehabilitation professionals who strive for the best outcomes for their patients and families and are dedicated to ongoing professional development.

Our specialty rehabilitation services are currently offered on two campuses located across the street from each other. Please call to learn more about scheduling an evaluation. 


INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL
REHABILITATION SERVICES

Address: Inova Alexandria Hospital,
4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA-22304
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-504-3535
Website: www.inova.org/locations/inova-alexandria-hospital-center-rehabilitative-care


INOVA MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL
OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT

Address: Inova Mount Vernon Hospital,
2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria VA 22306
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-664-7190
Website: www.inova.org/locations/inova-rehabilitation-center-mount-vernon


The Movement Disorders Program at Inova Mt. Vernon Outpatient Rehab Program provides comprehensive care designed to get you moving and communicating effectively again. Movement disorder refers to various, typically neurological, conditions where an individual may experience unwanted or involuntary changes to movement. Each person has his or her own unique set of symptoms and deserves a personalized treatment plan to address specific needs. Our experienced interdisciplinary team will work with you to chart a path to better health. In addition to our physical, speech, occupational and neuropsychological services, we offer individualized case management services with our Social Worker Tara West to support our patients and care partners to connect with resources in the community.  

In addition to our interdisciplinary services of physical, occupational and speech therapy, we offer Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG and LSVT LOUD,  evidenced based programs  that addresses the unique movement impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease. It provides people with the tools they need to keep moving and stay active. The protocol is both intensive and complex, focusing on the quality and loudness of your voice as well as the effectiveness of your movement patterns. Each participant is required to complete 4 one-hour sessions per week for 4 weeks.

All patients with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s (regardless of how far along in the diagnosis they are) are appropriate for LSVT BIG and LOUD services. Some symptoms you may experience that can respond to these services include (but are not limited to):

  • Speech changes: you may experience changes in the speed of your talking, the volume of your voice, or hesitation or slurring. Your speech may lack its usual inflections and sound monotone and it may be more difficult to convey facial expressions.
  • Swallowing changes: you may have a more difficult time swallowing your food, controlling saliva, or food may enter your airway instead of your stomach (aspiration).
  • Thinking changes: you may find it more difficult to plan or carry out activities, feel distracted or disorganized. You may have trouble remembering things or focusing when trying to do two things at once.
  • Writing changes: it may become harder to write, or your writing may appear smaller than usual.
  • Impaired posture and balance: your posture may become curved and you may be at a higher risk for falls.
  • Rigid muscles: you may have stiff muscles which can limit your natural range of motion in your arms and legs.
  • Slowed movement: over time, Parkinson’s may slow your movement. Daily tasks may become more time-consuming.

VIRGINIAN REHABILITATION AND WELLNESS

2 Locations:
1) 2992 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax VA 22031
2) 4299 Chantilly Shopping Center, Suite 104, Chantilly VA 20151
For appointments and enquiries please call 703-277-6611
or email rehab@vaoptherapy.org.
Website: www.vaoptherapy.org


Offering telehealth, in person and in-home therapy, as well physical training and wellness classes. All of their outpatient Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists on staff have advanced specialty training in treating Parkinson’s Disease.

Virginian Rehabilitation and Wellness is a non-profit outpatient therapy practice serving the Northern Virginia community with locations in Fairfax and Chantilly.

Our goal is to offer the community the highest quality Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services possible. 

Mission Statement “It is our mission to provide an unparalleled therapy and wellness experience guided by research, perfected with experience and delivered with compassion.  We inspire our clients to reach their fullest potential through high quality, comprehensive and individualized service.”

We live our mission everyday to serve our community, especially older adults  and those with neurologic diseases, and their families so that they can continue to enjoy all that life has to offer.  We do this in a financially responsible way that allows us to provide that extra time, programs, service and commitment to our clients.  We are dedicated to people, not profits.

For more information please contact:
Sonia Gow
Program and Community Care Manager
Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

sonia.gow@inova.org
(703) 375-9987

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