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Interview with an Occupational Therapist – What You Need to Know

Interview Conducted by: Valeria Gary, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in LSVT-LOUD and SpeakOUT! Interviewee: Celina Parkman, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Kennestone Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation   Why would I need to see an occupational therapist if I already have a physical therapist? While a physical therapist works with strength and mobility, an occupational therapist works onRead More »

You Are Not As Loud As You Think

By Valeria Gary, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Certified in LSVT-LOUD and SpeakOUT! Do your loved ones have trouble hearing you even though you are sure you are speaking with a normal voice? Can your hard-of-hearing spouse hear everyone but you? Do you get tired of repeating yourself? Do people seem to encourage you to talkRead More »

Honored to Be a Gladiator

Hello fellow Gladiators! I’m honored to join this amazing group of people and look forward to getting to know you over the next few months as I visit your classes, hear more about your experiences and what I can do to better support your valiant efforts to fight Parkinson’s disease (PD). A little about meRead More »

Steve McCoy’s Parkinson’s in Real Time Podcast Set to Begin Next Week

Long-time Atlanta radio personality Steve McCoy–who only recently disclosed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007–is set to begin a new weekly podcast “Steve McCoy’s Parkinson’s in Real Time” next week. McCoy plans to use his broadcast skills to bring Parkinson’s patients information that will benefit them by interviewing doctors and experts who can help them withRead More »

Help PD Gladiators Win $1,000 Donation in Heart Warmers Contest!

PD Gladiators has been selected as one of four local charities with a chance to win a $1,000 donation from SCANA Energy in their Heart Warmers contest on Facebook.  The nominated charity whose picture gets the most “Likes” on SCANA’s Facebook page by 10am on December 21st will be granted the $1,000 donation. Please vote for PD Gladiators byRead More »

Press Release: New Study Shows Regular Exercise Found to Slow Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

Media Contact: Elizabeth Clausen, +1 414-276-2145, eclausen@movementdisorders.org Regular Exercise Found to Slow Decline in Parkinson’s Disease SAN DIEGO – Regular exercise and increasing physical activity is associated with a slower decline in quality of life in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients, according to a study released today at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and MovementRead More »