What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is a progressive disorder that affects muscle control and movement. It occurs as a result of insufficient levels of the chemical Dopamine produced from the substantia nigra, located in the midbrain portion of the brain. This occurs due to the death of dopamine generating cells. The cause of this cell death is unknown. Parkinson’s disease is often referred to as idiopathic, meaning it has no known cause.
Parkinson’s disease may affect:
Speech pathologists are trained professionals that work with patients with Parkinson’s disease. Our speech pathologist’s understand that both swallowing and communication difficulties (no matter the cause) can significantly impact day to day activities, work, social interactions and hobbies or interests. Speech pathologist’s at our clinic aim to work with clients and families to help achieve their goals.
Why ENT Clinic Randwick?
Located in the busy hub of Randwick, our clinic is easily accessible (Lift access and free 2 hour parking). Our multidisciplinary team means that you can complete your ENT assessment and speech pathology assessment at the same clinic. Our Speech Pathologists are trained in the LSVT LOUD program which offers gold standard treatment for people with communication difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Mr Eugene Pillay and Ms Jenna Butterworth are qualified and accredited Speech Pathologists. They are Australian trained speech pathologists who work as speech therapists for adults. Eugene and Jenna are both Speech Pathology Australia members and have many years of experience managing adults with speech and language problems. Committed to providing personalised and evidence-based treatment, they tailor their therapy to each person’s individual needs.
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Find out about Parkinson’s disease and some of the speech therapy services we provide for people with Parkinson’s disease.
If you have questions about Parkinson’s disease therapy, contact your local doctor who will arrange for you to see a speech pathologist. We‘ll provide you with a simple, efficient and very effective routine targeted to your concerns.