Physical Therapy Programs


Community Wellness Programs for individuals with Parkinson's disease are now offered in several Massachusetts communities.

The Wellness Program  is designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease living in the community learn to manage their health more effectively in order to improve day-to-day functioning and quality of life. Under the guidance of licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists, participants will learn exercises and a problem solving approaches to managing daily mobility, self-care, and communication issues which often interfere with function and quality of life.

These programs have been developed from a model established at Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Healthcare professionals from interested agencies collaborate and receive intensive training by staff from Boston University's Sargent College and the BU Department of Neurology. These initiatives are supported in part by the American Parkinson Disease Association. The Massachusetts Chapter has provided funds for limited scholarships. Please contact the specific agency for more information.

Boston University Sargent College

Community Rehab Care - Watertown

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Gleason Family YMCA - Wareham

Gordon College Center for Balance, Mobility, & Wellness

Hampshire Athletic Club - Amherst

Hampshire Regional YMCA - Northampton, MA

Harwich Community Center, Spaulding Rehab Cape Cod

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital - Salem, NH

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Center - Framingham

Springfield Jewish Community Center

Additional Physical Therapy Programs

Emerson Hospital LSVT BIG (c) Parkinsons Program