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Making Progress - Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation

TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network are leading the charge in the rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our breakthroughs in evidence-based interventions allow our patients to go beyond the clinical setting, providing them with the opportunity to participate in important life roles in the home, work, volunteer and community environments.

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease may face the following challenges:

  • Walking difficulties
  • Decreased balance and coordination
  • Weakness
  • Postural problems
  • Deconditioning
  • Fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Involuntary movements
  • Difficulty with handwriting
  • Diminished oral and motor skills
  • Decreased speech intelligibility and volume
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

We have a dedicated interdisciplinary team that may include:

  • Affiliated physician
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social work

The programs maximize patient outcomes by providing:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)-LOUD, a standardized treatment protocol for voice volume, speech intelligibility and facial expression
  • LSVT-BI G, an intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for faster walking with bigger steps, enhanced amplitude of movements during functional activities, improved balance and increased strength
  • Individualized therapeutic exercise and functional activity programs that can help with daily activities such as walking, self-care, work and leisure; fall prevention; and overall strength, flexibility and endurance training
  • A continuum of care including: inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, a community reintegration program and a community wellness program
  • Support groups, counseling and education

To make referrals or to schedule appointments: 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422) , (713) 797-5942 or fax 713.797.5988

Parkinson’s Locations

TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation

Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network