Tag Archive | therapy

February 2013

Howard Houghton, Coordinator Fairfax County VICAP Program Contact Info –  Call 703-324-5851, TTY 711 for help understanding Medicare, Medigap, drug plans and long-term care insurance. If you call, please leave a message and they will call back. –  Go to Services for Older Adults in Fairfax County or call 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186 for service information. […]

March 2011

Margie Comerford, M.Ed., CCC-SLP (speech therapy) Anne Blackstone, MSPT, AIP Certified (physical therapy) Contact info: INOVA Loudoun Hospital, Pediatric & Adult Rehabilitation Center 44035 Riverside Parkway, Suite 500A, Leesburg, VA 20176 Tel. 703-858-6667 website: http://www.inova.org email for Margie: Margie.Comerford@inova.org email for Anne: Anne.Blackstone@inova.org For more information about the Lee Silverman BIG & LOUD programs go […]

July 2010

Physical Therapists Jordan Tucker, PT, DPT and Joy McLaughlan, PT Contact info: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department Inova Fair Oaks Hospital 703-391-3642 http://www.inova.org Jordan and Joy work in the outpatient neurological rehabilitation program   and are trained to work with people living with PD. They also work with speech and occupational therapists (like our September speaker, […]

July 2009

Sharon Gaskin, an Occupational Therapist from Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, came to speak to us today. She sees people on an outpatient basis and noted that they don’t see a lot of people living with Parkinson’s. Therapy is a team process which is why therapists ask a lot of questions so they can help people […]

October 2008

Anne-Marie Barry, Physical Therapist Preventing Falls • Try not to move too quickly – think about what you are doing • When walking – think about the heel hitting the ground first • Do not pivot your body over your feet when turning. Make a U turn or Clock turn in confined areas • Never lean […]

June 2008

Laura Verdun, Speech-Language Pathologist, Otolaryngology Associates I wrote up this summary using the handout that Laura provided. If you would like more information, please contact Laura at 703-573-7600 ext. 1414 or lpverdun@yahoo.com. Introduction: PD medications tend to be less helpful for speech and swallowing disorders. Difficulties with swallowing generally occur later in the course of the disease. Drooling […]