The clinic provides non-medical support for people with Parkinson’s who reside in the Maritime Provinces.
Its goals are to:
- Assess and monitor functional performance.
- Communicate clinic findings to client’s neurologist / family physician.
- Educate those with Parkinson’s, their families, caregivers, support groups and other health care professionals regarding Parkinson’s and new developments in its management.
- Prescribe, based on individual needs, home exercise programs and lifestyle adjustments to minimize the physical manifestations of Parkinson’s.
- Refer to other health care professionals for specific problems.
The clinic focuses on physiotherapy intervention. Following an assessment that includes gait and balance, and discussion with each client, an individualized exercise plan can be developed. This exercise is based on each person’s interests and hobbies. It may include exercises to music or advice on current activities.
Programs are developed based on each individual’s personal needs, interests and lifestyles. The aim is to prevent secondary complications of Parkinson’s. Families are essential to this process and are encouraged to be a part of it.
Take a look at a Patient Testimonial
Who We Are
Janet Millar, B.Sc., Dip.PT
...is a licensed physiotherapist, with valuable experience in community based exercise and support programs. Janet has more than thirty-five years experience in the field of adult neurological impairment. She also works in acute care neurology and Neurosurgery at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Maritime Parkinson Physiotherapy Clinic is located at 7100 Bayers Road, Suite 162, Halifax, NS. Use "Desmond 3" entrance from Desmond Avenue.
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Maritime Parkinson Physiotherapy Clinic
7071 Bayers Road, Suite 162
Halifax, NS B3L 2C2 Toll free: 1 800 663-2468
Halifax: (902) 422-3656, ext. 27 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maritime Parkinson Physiotherapy Clinic is funded by the Parkinson Society Maritime Region.