Leading the way in Parkinson’s rehabilitation, St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital provides a range of comprehensive, evidence-based programs to help people living with Parkinson’s disease maintain their independence and well-being.
Parkinson’s disease affects movement, speech, memory and sleep and can have a significant impact on your life. The role of the interdisciplinary team is vital when working with people with Parkinson’s and the team of specialist health care professionals works alongside you and your family to develop a tailored health care plan to help you live a fulfilling and productive life.
Inpatient rehabilitation: A comprehensive assessment and tailored program to meet the individual’s needs. This includes medication reviews, falls and balance and reconditioning programs. Advanced inpatient Parkinson’s drug therapies are also offered.
Outpatient rehabilitation programs: Group Outpatient Program — Incorporating balance, strength, endurance and co-ordination training as well as reconditioning. Also included are education sessions that family and carers are encouraged to attend.
LSVT BIG®* — Trains people with Parkinson’s disease to avoid inactivity and keep movements alive during everyday activities by using techniques that teach the use of bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily living.
LSVT LOUD®* — Retrains the brain to be more aware of voice volume and assists with the communication issues many people with Parkinson’s face.
* Individual sessions with an LSVT® certified therapist.
A referral from your GP or specialist is required for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.
People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, their families and carers are invited to come along to learn more. A PD group information session will be held on Thursday, August 29, from 3.30-4.30pm, and LSVT® information sessions will be held on Thursday, September 12, and Thursday, November 28, from 3.30-4.30pm. Phone 9788 3367 to book.
ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
A: 255- 265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
T: 9788 3333