ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Parkinson’s Disease is the second most frequent neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 2-3% of the populations ages 65 and older.
Traditional treatment methods are typically focused on relief from motor symptoms. Research shows overwhelming evidence that oxidative stress has a significant role in neuronal degeneration. This, combined with an imbalance in antioxidant defense and repair mechanisms may lead to the loss or death of neurons in the part of the brain that plays a critical role in motor movement. Up to 40-60% of patients with Parkinson’s Disease often experience symptoms of anxiety and depression as well, which can worsen the neuromotor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
The Oxford Center has a Parkinson’s Program with a unique approach to treating Parkinson’s Disease. Our program has shown incredible outcomes for our patients treating for Parkinson’s Disease.
Learn more about each therapy we utilize below, along with video testimonial from one of our patients.
Our Parkinson’s Disease Therapies
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy decreases inflammation, oxygenates the entire body, stimulates the growth of new healthy blood vessels, and releases stem cells, up to 800% more after twenty sessions! Research suggests that HBOT can improve neurological outcomes by increasing enzymes in the body that protect cells and prevents neuronal damage. It has also been shown to decrease depression, anxiety, and tremors in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
QEEG & Neurofeedback Therapy (NFB)
A Quantitative EEG shows us electrical activity of the brain. We will be able to see if inflammation is present, if there are any areas of hyper- or hypoactivity, and any areas of disconnect. Using this information, we approach Parkinson’s Disease with an intensive NFB program of two thirty-minute sessions per day for ten days, focusing on the area(s) of the brain most affected, those that affect motor function, sensory, and/or emotional regulation.
Oxford’s industry-leading model of Intensive Physical Therapy combines conventional and non-conventional techniques to facilitate rehabilitation. Our approach focuses on retraining the body and brain from a neurological standpoint compared to the traditional muscular approach. Therapy sessions are one-on-one and last three hours. These long therapy periods allow our therapists to focus on your specific needs without interruption.
At The Oxford Center, our Occupational Therapy program provides techniques and strategies for children and adults to acquire life skills. It focuses on sensory-motor, social, emotional and cognitive functions. Our therapy model customizes programs based on your level and situation. With our synergistic approach, we work closely with other team members to maximize outcomes.
Speech is the communication building block for lifelong learning.
At The Oxford Center, our speech therapists provide techniques and strategies for children and adults to communicate more effectively.
The seven main areas targeted in therapy include articulation, language, cognition, voice, fluency, swallowing, and aural rehab. These areas can improve sound and word formation, stuttering, communication strategies, language understanding, and other symptoms or conditions associated with speaking and communicating.
You’ll sit down with one of our medical staff to discuss your individual health history and condition.
Schedule Your Treatments
Schedule your treatments with any of our schedulers at the front desk or over the phone.