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...

12 Days of Speech Therapy: A Christmas Carol

A challenge for many people with motor speech symptoms from Parkinson’s disease is that they may not recognize and acknolwedge that their speech has actually changed. Because the common symptoms of low volume and reduced clarity have come about gradually, speech...

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...

Ready to Improve Your Speech? Join me for October FREE webinars

I am excited and privileged to be participating in two free webinars being offered to the Parkinson’s community this October. PCLA (Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles) will be hosting me for a webinar on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:00-12:00pm PDT (2:00-3:00...

Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

A new patient asked:  “am I coming to see you to find out how bad my voice is?” “NO,” I replied, “you’re coming to find out how good it could be!” Research has shown us that vocal behavior is hierarchically organized and that...

Do You Vote by Mail? Will Parkinson’s let your signature pass?

When seeing a patient for the first time, or for an annual re-assessment, they are required to sign a form, with four signature lines. If a patient has Parkinson’s disease, they will usually state that their handwriting is “horrible,” and rarely, if ever, do all four...