|The Adele Smithers Parkinsons Research and Treatment Center at the College of Osteopathic Medicine will held its Fourth Annual Fashion Show in May, 2011 at the opulent de Seversky mansion on the campus of NYIT. This event has become one of the most prominent benefits held on the Gold Coast. The impressive guest list will fill the mansion with a select crowd of 150 people.|
The Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center offers an innovative and comprehensive treatment program that empowers and improves the well-being of people with Parkinson’s disease.
This event benefits the program, our patients and their caregivers.
|Those that attend this event are very supportive of our Parkinson’s program and enjoy fashions by Trois Jours Boutique in Locust Valley.|
|As one of the nation’s largest and most respected medical schools, the College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud of the clinical support and leading edge research addressing the quality of life for the Parkinson’s patient.|
The Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center is part of NYIT’s Academic Health Care Center (AHCC), an active, ambulatory health-care teaching institution at the College of Osteopathic Medicine . The center offers an innovative and comprehensive treatment program that empowers and improves the well-being of Parkinson’s disease patients. As a progressive collaboration among physicians, health professionals, and neuroscientists, the center works to alleviate the physical limitations and debilitating symptoms of patients with this disease.
Adele Smithers' contributions to establishing the biomechanical gait laboratory and Dance Movement Program have enabled the center to improve care and publish research to help the treatment of individuals with Parkinson's disease. The Center supports research activities ranging from studies developing treatments to improve Parkinson’s disease patient quality of life to studies examining the genetic basis for variability in disease progression and severity.
PD is a progressive neurological disorder that results from degeneration of cells in a region of the brain that controls movement. Primary symptoms include tremor, rigidity or stiffness, slowness of movement, with impaired balance and coordination. As the disease progresses, patients may have difficulty walking, speaking, or completing other simple tasks. There have been significant advances over the past few years, and new treatments continue to be developed to control symptoms, but no cure exists yet.
The following services have helped thousands of people and their families live life to the fullest:
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- The Wellness Program
- Clinical Psychology
Additionally, biomechanical evaluations and exercise tolerance tests are used to provide objective information to guide treatment as well as a solid baseline on which to judge progress.