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Hospital offers Parkinson’s screening session today

July 27, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee Memorial Health System is holding a community resource and screening session for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease on Saturday, July 27, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The screening will take place at the Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13685 Doctor's Way, Suite 250, Fort Myers, 33912.

"The Parkinson's Clinic gives a person with Parkinson's and their loved ones the opportunity to discuss concerns related to changes in function", said Nathalie Grondin, PT Coordinator of the LMHS Parkinson's Disease Rehabilitation Team. All participants are screened by licensed therapists trained to detect physical deficits which may benefit from therapy intervention. Participants are also provided with a list of available resources including seminars, group exercise classes and support group meetings throughout Lee County.

Each participant can expect to visit with a physical therapist to address mobility concerns, an occupational therapist to address self-care activities and home management, as well as a speech language pathologist to discuss communication and swallowing concerns.

Resources related to education, support group, exercise group, and identification of individualized therapy needs will be provided and a report of recommendations will be sent to your health care professional of choice.

Appointment times are limited. For more information and to register, please call 418-2000.



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