You are So Much More than a Diagnosis

I have a telehealth patient that self-referred to me approximately five weeks ago requesting voice treatment for some symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease. Each visit, we review progress, and then typically get right to work. I always know a little bit about...

Sometimes Breaking Up is Hard to Do

What are you Willing and ABLE to do? The question above is perhaps the most important questions for a patient who is referred to my practice. Speech therapy is often not easy. It demands commitment, home carry-over practice, and depending on your medical diagnosis,...

Speech Therapy and Parkinson’s: Do You Believe in Magic?

Merriam Webster defines magic as: the use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces. To produce, remove, or influence by magic. Patients who come to my private practice with a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis may be newly...

Boost Your COREage with Respiratory Muscle Training

Recently I watched the movie Soul Surfer, about a young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Surfers, snowboarders, and professional skateboarders are examples of athletes with incredible core strength. Core muscles improve your balance and stability, and in...