Many people who attend support groups say that they don’t know how they would cope without them. Who knows better what you’re going through than others going through the same thing? Most groups are comprised of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners, and there are a few specialty groups. Some meet bi-monthly, others monthly. They are scattered throughout the county. We will help you find the group that is right for you, or start one of your own. Read More
The AudAbility workshop involves therapeutic singing and voice exercise focused on mitigating common Parkinson’s-related voice problems, such as speech that is too quiet, monotonic or too slow/too fast, breathiness, and slurring of words..
While singing, you will be moving, and you will play a variety of musical instruments, because we know that multi-tasking promotes neuroplasticity (the formation of new brain connections).
When you enroll, you will meet one-on-one with a music therapist to discuss what you hope to get from the program. The therapist will then record a video of you singing and measure your voice with a decibel meter to establish a baseline. After six months, and every six months thereafter, you will repeat this process so you can witness and celebrate what we expect to be exciting improvements. Read More
Our behavioral health services program offers individual, couples, family and group therapies for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and their family members. Common Parkinson’s non-motor symptoms include depression, anxiety, panic and confusion. Our therapists specialize in treating people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones who are affected by Parkinson’s-specific issues. Call today to speak with a counselor. Read More
High-intensity boxing can relieve symptoms for people with Parkinson’s. It’s true. Boxing is suitable for people at all levels of fitness, any age, and regardless of the severity of symptoms. You can box even in a wheelchair. This activity is becoming more and more popular as word-of-mouth about its effectiveness spreads.
Marylene Rosa Kuhlmann, a professional trainer, skilled coach and enthusiastic teacher, attended Rock Steady Boxing’s training camp in Indianapolis and has brought her knowledge and skill to the San Diego Parkinson’s community. She offers high-intensity classes for people in all stages of Parkinson’s – from the newly diagnosed to people who have been living with the disease for decades. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. They have become so popular that Marylene has moved to a larger facility in Vista to accommodate her growing clientele. Read More