Movement Disorder Specialists   -

Pasadena, CA

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Parkinson's Association of Los Angeles

The PDALA is a local non-profit, this year located in Pasadena, whose goal is to educate primary care and general neurologists as well as providing quarterly meetings for all movement disorder neurologist in the Greater Los Angeles area to foster collaborative research, ideas and to foster working relationships among movement disorder specialists and other allied health care professionals involved in the care of movement disorder patients. The public 501(3)-C is also involved in community advocacy by providing educational and financial support to support groups in the community that provide essential resources to patients and families affected by movement disorders and different types of dementia. We also hold community events that are targeted to community awareness of movement disorders, as well as increasing the quality of care given to those with movement disorders by educating physicians on the current cutting edge medical literature and guidelines.

Physical Therapy and Exercise

Arroyo Physical Therapy
Privately owned physical therapy clinic serving Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada/Flintridge, Glendale, San Marino and the San Gabriel areas. APT has some of the latest and most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment programs available for Parkinson's, neuropathy, balance, BPPV, vertigo, and vestibular disorders.

Body Synergy - Physical Therapy
Body Synergy uses an integrative approach to dealing with movement disorders. Instead of fixing the symptoms of movement disorders, they "analyze how they affect or are affected by the whole."

Lineage Performing Arts Center
Lineage Performing Arts provides exercise for those with Parkinson's disease and seeks to make the art of dance accessible for people of all ages, all ethnicities and all circumstances. It is accessible to people of all socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds.

Prevention Through Fitness
PTF is run by Patrick LoSasso, a certified personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and is on the board of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association's Los Angeles chapter.

ADA Fitness
Privately run by Regina Tula, a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified corrective exercise specialist and personal trainer. ADA Fitness is dedicated to bringing an appreciation to the God-given body people are born with, through fitness tools and massage. The two go hand-in-hand. Flexibility, strength, power, and endurance are the keys to movement and a healthy body no matter what age, condition, or size you are.

Yonemoto Physical Therapy
Since it's inception in 1982, Yonemoto Physical Therapy has grown from a mom & pop service to a professional operation with eight highly trained physical therapists dedicated to helping patients with whole body wellness and comfort. Yonemoto Physical Therapy accepts Medicare and PPO insurances as well translations in Spanish (Español), Mandarin (中文), Cantonese (標準粵語), Cebuano, Thai, French, and Vietnamese.

Professional Movement Disorder Organizations

We Move
"The Internet's most comprehensive resource for movement disorder information and the hub of movement disorder activities on the web." WeMove hosts an active and thriving message board, movement disorder newsletter, support group and meeting information, and a wealth of educational links.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease with aggressively funded research and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. They believe that their goal is within reach, but they need your help and contributions to keep the fight going.

Parkinson's Action Network
PAN is a unified voice for the Parkinson’s community. They advocate for better treatments and promote the search for a cure of Parkinson's disease. In partnership with other Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, they educate the public and government leaders about how to improve the quality of lives for those with Parkinson's disease.

World Parkinson Disease Association
The WPDA is a not-for-profit organization. To maintain its total and absolute independence and impartiality, the association will not endorse, defend, or promote the interests of any medical, hospital, or pharmaceutical entity or any other entity that is for-profit. The goal of the World Parkinson's Disease Association is to remain unbiased.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The NINDS supports a broad spectrum of basic, translational and clinical research on Parkinson’s disease (PD), a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects the lives of at least one million patients across the United States.

The Movement Disorder Society
The Movement Disorder Society is an international professional society invested in the research and care of patients with movement disorders.

National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through education, advocacy, research, and service programs.

Caregiver Resources

Well Spouse Association
This association provides support for spousal caregivers and is a non-profit membership organization that advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and disabled individual.

Family Caregiver Alliance
This is the national center for caregiving—a database of information on care strategies, stress relief, community resources, family issues, and hands-on care. They have a "fact sheet" section for a comprehensive collection of family-friendly publications filled with useful information.

About Senior Solutions
Contact 'About Senior Solutions' by calling 626-359-0108
or 888-736-5864
. Senior Solutions is a senior resource that evaluates and advocates for those that are aging and their family members. The organization was founded to help provide for their families and answer health care dilemmas. Their founder has had personal experience with lack of care of seniors, so she started this organization.

Hello! Home Care
Hello! Home Care is a service in Pasadena that provides in-home care and assistance to those who need help with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, monitoring of medication, clean up, exercise, and doctor visits. Their goal is to provide the superior and loving care that a family member would provide in the comfort of your own home. They have an active blog and use technology to keep in touch with their clients. This family-run business is perfect for those who need help in miscellaneous tasks due to their disabilities.

Parkinson's Association of Los Angeles Support Groups

Ex PAP Parkinson’s Support Group San Marino
San Marino Community Church
1750 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA, 91108
626-590-6062 (Don Berns)
3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm

La Canada Flintridge / YMCA
Light on the Corner Church - Corner of Montrose Ave and Waltonia Ave.
1911 Waltonia Drive
Montrose, CA 91020
3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Pasadena Parkinson’s Support Group / Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

South Pasadena Parkinson’s Support Group
South Pasadena Senior Center
1102 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA, 91030
3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Arcadia Parkinson’s Support Group
Arcadia Community Senior Center
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
3rd Friday of each month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Parkinson’s Explorers Support Group / Joslyn’s Senior Center
650 N. Mountain Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
10:00am – 12:00pm 2nd Saturday of each month
Scott Foster — 760 240-0278

Little Tokyo Support Group / Union Church of Los Angeles
401 E. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 900013
10:00am – 12:00pm 4th Saturday of each month
Ask for: Lorraine Arakaki

These are the support Groups for Parkinson's Association of Los Angeles (public 5013c non-profit), which is completely separate from our practice. We would appreciate any donations you can provide to help to find a cure for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Community Organizations

The Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center
The HHMNC's website is designed to provide the Parkinson's disease (PD) community with resources and news of events that will make a meaningful impact on the individual's quality of life.

Parkinson's Resource Organization
Quickly find Parkinson's disease support meetings, interact with others in an online forum, ask professionals questions, and find a service or health practitioner.

National Organizations

Critical Path Institute
What originally started as a white paper has now turned into an independent non-profit organization that bridges the gap between research and medical product development. CAMD’s goal is to improve medical products by encouraging innovation, product safety, and effectiveness by creating collaborations among many regulators, academic institutions and patient advocacy organizations.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Contact NAELA at: 1–520–881–4005
NAELA is a group of attorneys, judges, professors of law, and students who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to the elderly, people with special needs, and those with disabilities. The primary focus of the Academy is education, but they can help with legan and financial planning. They don’t provide direct legal services, but they have a list of those who work with NAELA (requires an account to view).

National Tremor Foundation
The National Tremor Foundation is a charity organisation that aims to provide help, support and advice to all those living with all forms of tremor irrespective of age. The NTF provides members and friends with the opportunity of not only meeting and spending some time together but also asking a panel of experts’ questions that help with improving quality of life.

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