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The therapists we’re listing are those we know because they have spoken to our support group or members of our group have worked with them. I’ve given the dates when someone spoke to our group so you can click on the date to go to the summary.

This is not a list of recommendations, simply a list of professionals we know of in the Northern Virginia area and we suggest that you do your own research to decide if you would be comfortable working any of them.

Occupational therapy

Sharon Gaskin, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
spoke to our group in July 2009 and September 2010

Contact info:
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Fairfax, VA 22033

Physical therapy

Anne-Marie Barry
spoke to our group in October 2008

Contact info:

Select Physical Therapy
3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 180, Fairfax, Virginia 22003
(703) 385-0555 x5392

Jordan Tucker, PT, DPT and Joy McLaughlan, PT spoke to our group in July 2010

Contact info:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Helen Parker, neuroclinical specialist, also at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Speech therapy

Laura Verdun
spoke to our group in June 2008

Contact info:

Otolaryngology Associates in Centreville
703-573-7600 ext. 1414

Matthew McKeon, Speech/Language Therapist
spoke to our group in May 2010

Contact info:
The Virginian
9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031-2504
(703) 385-0555 x5392

Kimberly A. McPhee, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jennifer Katzen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Spoke to our group in July 2014. Click here to read the summary of their presentation.

Contact info:
Washington Speech-Language Pathology Group
11150 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 500, Fairfax, VA 22030
( 703) 537-0373

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
LSVT Loud is a type of speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions.  This technique has been scientifically studied for almost 20 years.  It involves four 60 minute sessions for a period of four weeks.  Intervention results in improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, and vocal quality.  Improvements can be maintained for up to two years; with consistent home practice.  Secondary effects include improvement in articulation, increased facial expression, and improved swallowing.
Their website is www.lsvtglobal.com
Click here for the page listing clinicians in Virginia

electrical stimulation to help people swallow

Massage Therapy

Jennifer Robinson
ch’i bodywork
457 Carlisle Drive, suite 205, Herndon, VA 20170

Hello everybody, my name is Jennifer and I was asked to share a little bit about me and massage therapy to all of you in hope you might feel a connection to me and what I do, so here goes. I have been in the massage therapy industry for the past 15+ years and it all started in Texas way back in 1996 with 300 hours of basic Swedish massage  training (all that Texas required back then, and Virginia didn’t even require training at that time-believe it or not).  I added the advanced massage training program of 200 hours incorporating Trigger Point, Sports, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Even more lucky for me my teacher was a Reiki master and I became familiar with the benefits of Reiki. So my style of massage is just a mix of all my training and years of experience put together with whatever my client needs that day, this is the easiest way to explain how I work. I know that the body will and can heal itself. My job is to assist it with that process and keep it continuously moving in that direction. I look forward to talking to the support group so you can learn more about massage therapy and its benefits, and working with some of you to see what help therapeutic massage can be to help you with your PD symptoms.

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