Comprehensive treatment for movement disorders

At Struthers Parkinson’s Center, we’re nationally recognized for the care and support services we provide to our patients and their families.

Our experts include neurologists, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, speech pathologists, social workers and more. And through our team-based approach, we offer a full range of services to improve your physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

We provide top medical management, rehabilitation and support services to help our patients and their families live well with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Medical management services

Medical management services are provided by a variety of specialists on your care team and include:

  • Consultation with neurologists who specialize in movement disorders
  • Full-day team assessment
  • Ongoing care management
Deep brain stimulation surgery

For certain patients, deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) is another treatment option. DBS is a procedure in which our neurosurgeons use electrical impulses to counteract the irregular impulses that cause abnormal movement.

We provide an assessment beforehand, as well as after-care following the procedure. To learn more about DBS, you can attend one of our informational classes. Learn more on our events page.

Rehabilitation services

Our rehabilitation services help you or your loved one manage symptoms, prevent falls and become more independent. These services include physical, occupational, speech and music therapy, as well as exercise classes and other special programs. We offer:

  • Full-day team assessment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy with LSVT (Lee Silverman voice treatment) certified therapists, including LSVT LOUD and Parkinson’s Voice Project LOUD Crowd® programs
  • Physical therapy with therapists certified in LSVT BIG (motor skill training) and PWR! (Parkinson’s-specific exercise course)
  • Specialized exercise classes, including yoga and tai chi taught by certified instructors
  • Specialty clinics for fall prevention, healthy eating and coping with thinking and memory changes
Patient support services

Our patient support services are resources that help provide education, guidance and/or therapeutic care throughout your treatment. Visit our events page for more information about our classes and events, which include:

  • Wellness and exercise program
  • Social worker support
  • Support groups in a five state area (MN, WI, IA, ND, SD)
  • Club Create (therapeutic day program for adults designed to promote creativity and improve movement)
  • Focus program for recently diagnosed patients
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) informational classes
  • Advance care planning
  • Nursing assessment and education
  • Clinical research opportunities
Caregiver support services

We recognize the important role family members play in helping patients overcome obstacles associated with Parkinson’s. That’s why we also offer support services designed with caregivers in mind. These include:

  • Care partner support groups
  • Skill-building classes for family care partners
  • Wellness activities for care partners and people with Parkinson's
  • Educational classes and conferences for patients, care partners and health professionals
  • Respite care through Club Create
  • Social services
  • Clinical research opportunities

Visit our events  page for more information about our classes and events.

Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network

The Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network (SPCN) brings the expertise and experience of Struthers Parkinson’s Center to independent home care, assisted living and senior residential community organizations. This unique relationship gives members additional insight into the complexities of Parkinson’s symptoms through the advanced training and ongoing education provided by Struthers Parkinson’s Center.

Caregivers and staff are trained to recognize and understand the complex and often-changing symptoms of Parkinson’s, leading to better communication and enhanced care. In addition, members receive specialized training in medication management and fall prevention. SPCN members also offer education, resources and support for patients and their families, including support groups and special activities.

For more information about SPCN and partner members, call 952-993-2268.

We are proud to take part in advanced clinical research, and patients may have the opportunity to participate.