Join the Resistance Movement and Strengthen Your Breathing Muscles

“I use the Breather to train and strengthen my diaphragm” Roger (Breather®FIT with Manometer) Roger is retired from broadcasting, and he doesn’t want Parkinson’s to rob him of his voice. Resistance Training for the Breathing Muscles Skeletal muscles are reactors and...

Respiratory Muscle Training for Core Strength and Balance

Research has unveiled some important associations between bad posture and health issues. Age related degenerative changes in the spine can contribute to a stooped posture, and a tendency to bend or flex forward is also the most common change in posture seen with...

How Common is Drooling in Parkinson’s?

Some individuals newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, are surprised to learn that constipation, is a  common, prodromal symptom (a symptom that precedes a diagnosis) of Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. This early presentation of dysautonomia (disorders of the...

Are You Eligible for Medicare? Include Uncertainty in Your Choice

Robert (not his real name) is a 66- year old patient who was an active, athletic businessman who suffered a stroke in September of 2020 leaving him with a severe aphasia (aphasia is a problem understanding or using language). A blood clot was removed from his brain by...

Practice Makes Perfect but Does it Apply to Speech?

Definition of Practice: to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient practice the act; to do repeated exercises for proficiency (source: Merriam Webster) We have all experienced times in our life when we practiced performing or perfecting a skill. We...