Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex illness characterized by a variety of symptoms. Patients are encouraged to utilize a wide range of therapies and resources for optimal treatment of the disease. Advocated therapies include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and even music therapy. Individuals with PD may also be interested in psychiatry and social work or in resources such as support groups. It has been shown that PD patients benefit the most from services provided by clinicians who have specialized training in PD symptom management.
The ParkNC program aims to create a localized referral network of experts specialized in Parkinson's care. We have compiled a listing of clinicians and allied health therapists throughout North Carolina who have received comprehensive training in Parkinson's disease, through programs such as the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for speech therapists (LSVT Loud) and physical therapists (LSVT Big), the National Parkinson Foundation Allied Team Training in Parkinson's (ATTP), and Parkinson's Wellness Recovery: Exercise4Brain Change. We also provide a listing of Parkinson's support groups in North Carolina, many of whom have regular presentations from our Movement Disorders Center staff. Click on a region below (refer to the map above) to learn about specialists in your area!