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Parkinson’s Life Center Of Southern New Jersey

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in stroke rehabilitation.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in pulmonary rehabilitation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in cardiac rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in brain injury rehabilitation.

Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation

Our hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Parkinson’s disease.

Service Is Our Specialty

Thats our slogan here at Copiers Plus. We mean that in terms of our business, naturally, but we also mean more than that.

New Jersey takes a lot of knocks. Youve heard the jokes over the years and know the ups and downs of the local economy. But no matter what gets thrown at us, we love living in this state.

New Jersey has been good to us in our 30+ years of business. Thats why we believe in helping those who work to make a difference in the community we share. Copiers Plus is proud to contribute to many organizations, including the following:

Hometown Hero: Ellie Hagan

Hometown Hero: Ellie Hagan

Eleanor Hagan graduated with her masters degree in physical therapy from Stockton University in 2000 at 50 years old. Her diverse background in sub-acute, outpatient, and homecare provided her a with an awareness that patients diagnosed with movement disorders such as Parkinsons disease did not have a place to go for exercise, support, and education regarding their disease.

Hearing her patients describe their frustrations and limitations spurred Ellie to action. Upon opening Body in Balance Physical Therapy & Fitness Center in 2012, she devoted her time and research to understanding how to best serve the Parkinsons Community. She had a calling in her heart to specialize in a much-needed service for the South Jersey area. She began this service by offering exercise classes to people diagnosed with PD. She was contacted by the Parkinson Council who helped her form the nonprofit Parkinson Life Center of Southern New Jersey, 502 3.

After attending the National Parkinson Foundation training, she learned that she could better serve this community by adding Occupational and Speech therapists to her team of professionals who were dedicated to improving the lives of the Parkinson client, their care-partners, and their familys. A Movement Disorder Specialist was also added to her team of experts helping the Parkinson Life Center of So. NJ become a Beacon of Hope for this population.

Please call us at 609-365-8499 extension 1 for more information!

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Lsvt Big = Big Exercise

Research suggests that you should not wait until you begin to experience disability, impaired function or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical and occupational therapy.

LSVT BIG techniques train individuals with Parkinsons Disease and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily living. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active.

It is essential that LSVT BIG treatments are delivered by physical or occupational therapists who are certified in this method. Eleanor Hagan of Body in Balance Rehabilitation is one of these certified clinicians.

LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinsons specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD

The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment. Improvements include faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation.

LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol. It consists of 16 sessions on four consecutive days a week for four weeks, individual one hour sessions, daily homework practice and daily carryover exercises.

Remember To Be Fast During Covid

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Even though many aspects of our lifestyles have slowed since the spread of COVID-19, our bodies have not. Health complications, such as stroke, can still arise when we least expect them. Jefferson Health has taken the necessary steps to ensure all patients and providers are safe at all of our locations. To learn more about the safety measures in place, click HERE.

Stroke is incredibly common and is currently the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. If you or a loved one experience the symptoms of a stroke, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. Our Emergency Department and Neuro teams are still here to provide care when you need it most. To recognize the symptoms, remember BE FAST. To learn more about stroke, click HERE.

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Welcome To Our Hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, we are committed to helping you regain independence after a life-changing illness or injury. Serving Monmouth County and the New Jersey shore, we are a leading provider of inpatient rehabilitation for stroke, brain injury and other complex neurological and orthopedic conditions.

Setting the standard in post-acute care, our hospital holds Joint Commission disease-specific certifications in stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, Parkinsons disease rehabilitation, hip fracture rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Using clinical collaboration and advanced technologies, we provide a personalized care plan designed to meet your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.

Our inpatient rehabilitation hospital uses an interdisciplinary team approach that includes physical, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians, rehabilitation nurses, case managers, dietitians and more, combined with our advanced technology and expertise, to help you achieve your goals. You will receive at least three hours of therapy five days per week while under the constant care of registered nurses, many of whom specialize in rehabilitation, and frequent independent private practice physician* visits.

*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.

Linwood Fitness Center Hosts Dance To Benefit Parkinson’s Programs

  • NICOLE LEONARD, Staff Writer

Pat Matthews, left, of Linwood, and Eleanor Hagan, of Northfield attended the BIBParkinsons program.

Pat Matthews, 68, of Linwood, was seen after a workout at the Body in Balance fitness center. She attends workouts on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

William Defreitas, left, works out with trainer Craig Marks, of T3 Health & Fitness, who uses boxing techniques as therapy for people with Parkinsons.

Ellie Hagan hopes to open a Parkinsons disease life center at Body in Balance in Linwood by the end of the year.

Founders of the Body in Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness Center in Linwood saw a need in local communities for a place with resources for people with Parkinsons disease, so they founded The Parkinson Life Center of Southern New Jersey last year.

Since then, trainers and teachers have focused on providing programs aimed at Parkinsons patients that help them with body movement, artistic expression and relaxation. The centers second annual Parkinsons Awareness Dinner Dance on April 25 will serve as its biggest fundraiser of the year to keep successful programs and add new ones.

What happens is that when people are diagnosed with a disease like Parkinsons, they might feel alone, said Marlie Doriston, a fitness center certified personal trainer. Were here to say that they have a family here and to give them outlets in their lives.

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Treating Parkinsons Disease And Other Movement Disorders

Patients suffering from Parkinsons disease and other types of movement disorders face a daily struggle to interact with the world around them like they used to. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons understand the struggles that our patients face, and work directly with those in their care to craft an individualized treatment plan that will help them manage their symptoms and improve the quality of their life.

Movement & Motivation :

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This class incorporates simple foot movement patterns with rhythmical drumming patterns.

Research supports that challenging the brain with new learning experiences such as drumming rhythms helps to build or strengthen new or existing neurological pathways. Increased neurological pathways help coordination thereby increasing safety in movement. Melanies drumming class has been modified to address neurological challenges unique to neurological disorders such as Parkinsons and MS. Therefore, her class might include drumming while vocalizing, using facial muscles or tongue twisters. This class is a sit and stand format and can be adapted to individual needs.

Cost to participate: FREE

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Body In Balance To Hold Fundraiser For Parkinson’s Disease Foundations

Ellie Hagan is working to open a Parkinson’s disease life center in South Jersey – a central

The dinner dance at the Linwood Country Club, open to the public, will include cocktail hour and dinner along with performances by students in the centers dance programs, who will show family and friends what theyve been working on. A slideshow presentation will also explain additional programs at the center.

Its a great family environment and it will bring people together and make them realize theyre not alone, Doriston said.

All proceeds from the dance will go toward funding current and future programs for Parkinsons patients at the center, including classes in yoga, dance, balance, boxing, tai chi, origami and other arts. Doriston said the center used some of the funds last year to coordinate transportation to the annual Stamp Out Parkinsons Walk in Philadelphia, which she hopes to do again this year.

The center also provides wellness fairs and seminars, guest psychology and medical speakers and support groups for people and their families.

Were trying to build a Parkinsons community, Doriston said. We want to show people that this might not be the life youre used to, but we can make it work.

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Supporting Patients And Their Families

Our expert team of medical professionals have decades of experience working with patients suffering from all types of movement disorders, and we remain committed to keeping up to date with the most cutting edge treatment options. Chronic neurologic disorders like Parkinsons disease can be incredibly difficult to manage for patients, as well as their families and loved ones. Contact us today to learn more about what services we offer to help you receive the support and care you need.

Patient Stories

  • It was like turning on a light switch. Literally the next day, my voice was almost back to normal.


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Our Medical Professionals Work Together To Provide The Care You Need

Our expert team of neurologists and neurosurgeons work closely with our physical therapists,speech therapists, occupational therapists,nutritionists, social workers and nurses to provide our patients suffering from conditions like ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor or spasticity with the care they need to begin reclaiming their independence.

  • Pain management

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We Cant Change a Diagnosis But We Can Help You Live With It

Our South Jersey hospice, palliative, and primary care teams will help you understand what to expect at each stage of your illness, explain your range of care options, support you through the tough decisions and anxieties, and build a care plan based on your needs, your wishes, and your cultural preferences.

Because we specialize in relieving pain, managing troubling symptoms, and easing the sometimes overwhelming caregiving burdens that can weigh you down, Samaritan experts will help you and those who care about you live your best life every day.

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