The Cabrini Parkinson’s Program specialises in working with people with Parkinson’s and similar movement disorders. As a team, we help patients address the difficulties and challenges that they may face on an individual basis.
Phone: (03) 9508 1700
Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
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Parkinson’s Disease has four primary symptoms – tremor, rigidity, balance problems and slowed movement. However, people may experience a range of symptoms beyond these four and may have to deal with challenges such as:
It’s important to know that living with Parkinson’s is different for everyone. No two people have the same symptoms and many people live for years without experiencing troubling symptoms. However, exercise and strategies are important to help manage challenges that do arise.
The Cabrini Parkinson’s Program will help you manage your symptoms so you can “do what you do” as independently as possible. We will support you, your family and significant others on your journey. Our team has been specifically trained to work with people with Parkinson’s. The team includes:
Parkinson’s Disease can cause unclear and quiet speech. LSVT LOUD, named after Mrs. Lee Silverman is a treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. It was developed in 1987 to support improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, and voice quality for individuals living with Parkinson's Disease. The program exercises the muscles of speech and voice to teach patients how to improve loudness in conversation in order to increase and/or maintain speech clarity in daily communication.
Our LSVT program consists of:
Who is eligible for LSVT LOUD?
People with neurological conditions such as:
The program may also be an effective treatment for some people following a stroke.
Patient feedback BEFORE the program
Patient feedback AFTER the program
The Cabrini Parkinson’s Program offers inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, and home care services.Inpatient Rehabilitation
Outpatient therapy provides advice, support and strategies for your Parkinson’s journey. First, we ask you about your biggest challenges. Then, a plan is designed to address your goals. This plan might include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics, social work, neuropsychology or more general advice and education. We also offer a six week group program that provides exercise and education about Parkinson’s.>> Download our Parkinsons outpatient program and referral form
Please ask your GP to provide you with a referral to our service.
If you have any questions about Parkinson's or how we can help you, please contact our Parkinson's Nurse Specialist via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will require a referral for your patient to access our program. We welcome patients at any stage of their disease.
If you would like to discuss a referral please feel free to contact us directly on (03) 9508 5212.