A Unique Program
Individualized physical activities and therapeutic exercise, designed exclusively to help Parkinsonians and their families cope with the personal effects of their illness.
The Smithtown Parkinson Therapy Center is a unique organization founded more than thirty years ago to provide help and hope to Parkinson patients and families. It is the only physical therapy center on Long Island that caters exclusively to Parkinson's and its particular problems.
The Center conducts an on-going program of exercise and physical therapy, specifically tailored to the needs of each individual patient and administered by a staff doctor, licensed physical therapist, professional registered nurse, speech pathologist and trained aides. The Center also runs support group sessions for both the patient and caregiver monthly.
The group meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9:15 to 11:15, permitting the scheduling of maximum activity for the individual patient. Regular attendance is encouraged.
Patients are given individual therapy by a qualified physical therapist and participate with the group in daily conditioning exercises. Patients are seen by a staff ' doctor on a rotating basis or whenever a specific need occurs. A coffee break is included in each daily session during which a group discussion, seminar or guest speaker is presented.
The Parkinson Therapy Center operates on a non-for-profit basis with only a minimal monthly charge to cover expenses. It is a non-sectarian organization in permanent quarters located at the Smithtown United Methodist Church. Facilities include a group exercise room and a mat room containing up-to-date fitness and rehabilitation equipment.
We rely on fund raising events and donations to support our program. If you would like to make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one or a friend please make a check to: