Saint Simeon’s is proud to introduce Parkinson’s Care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Saint Simeon’s staff has received new Parkinson’s education and training and added state-of-the-art therapy equipment, designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s. Saint Simeon’s is committed to quality of life for those with Parkinson’s.
Saint Simeon's Parkinson's Care is endorsed by the American Parkinson Disease Association - Oklahoma Chapter and the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma.
Saint Simeon’s nursing staff and therapy team have received Parkinson’s education and training on the disease process, including symptom management and medication regiments, as well as the benefits of therapeutic exercise and its positive effect in potentially slowing down the effects of Parkinson’s. Several staff members have undergone training in PWR! Moves, a Parkinson’s-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that may have deteriorated.
Saint Simeon’s has many pieces of equipment in their Wellness Center specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s. The equipment includes:
- Core Stix, hand held walking sticks which provide a safe and effective way to strengthen the core muscles need for postural support and function. Specific to the senior/rehab population, these devises provide a means of practicing chair stands, squats, and balancing exercises.
- SCIFIT Passive Active Pro2 Unit, similar to a stationary bicycle which adjusts the user's desired speed to insure the rider experiences the appropriate intensity.
- Glide Track Unweighting System, an unweighting harness used on our existing treadmill. Unweighted walking enables neurological patients to walk longer and more comfortably, allowing for gait corrections, increased speed and smoothness, longer sessions, and enhanced neurological recovery.
- WaterFit Trampoline, an aquatic trampoline that uses water as a form of natural resistance to strengthen abdominal and improve balance. The WaterFit Trampoline is used in Saint Simeon’s warm water, saline pool.