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Parkinson's Disease and Rehabilitation

Parkinson’s Disease2024-03-22T15:49:15-04:00

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical directly linked to movement, motivation, and addiction. Parkinson’s is a chronic and slowly progressive disease, and its progression differs for everyone.

There is no standard diagnostic test for Parkinson’s. Rather, the diagnosis relies on clinical information provided by the patient and the findings of a neurological exam administered by an internal medicine physician or neurologist. If testing for Parkinson’s, try to be as specific as possible about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

While the cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, there is no cure, and the symptoms of the disease typically worsen over time. The Charles Kaempffer Parkinson’s Program at CentraState helps patients better manage the challenges associated with symptoms through medications and physical therapy.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical directly linked to movement, motivation, and addiction. Parkinson’s is a chronic and slowly progressive disease, and its progression differs for everyone.

There is no standard diagnostic test for Parkinson’s. Rather, the diagnosis relies on clinical information provided by the patient and the findings of a neurological exam administered by an internal medicine physician or neurologist. If testing for Parkinson’s, try to be as specific as possible about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

While the cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, there is no cure, and the symptoms of the disease typically worsen over time. The Charles Kaempffer Parkinson’s Program at CentraState helps patients better manage the challenges associated with symptoms through medications and physical therapy.

PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAMS

Helen
Helen
Helen
Helen Yorke’s life has been defined by her love of running. The Manalapan resident was the state champion in the 1960s in the half-mile and was a high school track coach for years. In fact, when she had a severe heart attack 10 years ago, her doctor said she survived it because of her commitment to cardio. So when she...Read More >
Lydia A.
Lydia A.
Lydia A.
Lydia Arana, 79, is a soft-spoken woman, living with Parkinson’s disease but not willing to let it keep her down. The Matawan resident was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease in 2007 and has lived with fluctuating levels of intense tremors for years, but last year she started the LSVT BIG & LOUD Parkinson’s programs at CentraState. It’s a tough...Read More >
Ken S.
Ken S.
Ken S.
Rock Steady Boxing can help patients improve balance, strength, and agility. Ken Springer goes to the gym twice every week to box his enemy. But he’s not fighting against any ordinary opponent—this one is a degenerative movement disorder that causes a deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. It affects nearly one million people in the United States. To...Read More >

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James Ware, MD

James Ware, MD

Neurology

Amos Katz, MD

Amos Katz, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

Sergey Bogdan, MD SB

Sergey Bogdan, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Caren Marks, MD

Caren Marks, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

Megdad Zaatreh, MD

Megdad Zaatreh, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Jia Zhen Cheng, MD

Jia Zhen Cheng, MD

Movement Disorders, Neurology

Vasko Gulevski, MD VG

Vasko Gulevski, MD

Neurology

Susan Lage, DO SL

Susan Lage, DO

Neurology, Neurophysiology EMG

Raymond Esquieres, MD RE

Raymond Esquieres, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Paul Kostoulakos, DO PK

Paul Kostoulakos, DO

Neurology

Jasmin Patel, MD

Jasmin Patel, MD

Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

Sohum Trivedi, MD ST

Sohum Trivedi, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Maria Choy, MD MC

Maria Choy, MD

Neurology

Gary Yen, MD

Gary Yen, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Francisco Del Valle, MD FD

Francisco Del Valle, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Scott Woska, MD SW

Scott Woska, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David Frank, MD

David Frank, MD

Neurology

Evander Duck, MS, MD ED

Evander Duck, MS, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Arun Nangia, MD AN

Arun Nangia, MD

Neurology

Imran Khan, MD

Imran Khan, MD

Neurology

Amor Mehta, MD AM

Amor Mehta, MD

Epileptologist, Neurology

Boris Furman, DO BF

Boris Furman, DO

Neurology

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