Resources: PD Business Directory

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This list is not exhaustive and is not intended to serve as an endorsement for any particular provider.

Medical Services

University of Rochester Movement Disorders Unit
A designated Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence.

BPeck Speech and Swallowing
Licensed speech therapist with a passion for helping people with PD. Brittany provides Home-based speech and swallowing therapy for the Western Finger Lakes region, including Steuben County, Ontario County, and Yates County. Telehealth services also offered.

York Wellness Rehabilitation Institute @ Nazareth University
The York Wellness Rehabilitation Institute at Nazareth University offers pro bono services to individuals with PD who are underserved because of financial, insurance or geographic reasons. Nazareth students, supervised by licensed professionals, provide speech, occupational, physical and music therapy to clients with PD as part of its clinical education programs. Services are provided on a space-available basis to meet students' clinical requirements as determined by clinic managers.

Wellness 360
One-on-one individualized physical therapy treatments for Parkinson's Disease, including certified programs in PWR!Moves and LSVT Big. Each session includes strength, balance, posture, neuro-rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and more. See their entry under "Wellness Services" for more!


Wellness Services

Rock Steady Boxing
Whole-body exercise that will help your balance and fitness in community. Provides non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum incorporating techniques to improve cognition, vocalization, stamina, strength, and agility. Supports social connection through individual and team dynamics.

Wellness 360
In addition to physical therapy, Wellness 360 offers massage (including myofascial release, deep tissue, and medical massage), mindfulness classes, and group fitness classes.

Parkinson Voice Project
Speech therapy for people with Parkinson, online sing-along, location services to ID a speech and language pathologist

In Motion
Live, free, online exercise programs tailored for people with PD

Rochester Regional Health-- Lifestyle & Culinary Medicine
Lifestyle medicine uses evidenced-based techniques to prevent, treat and often reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Specialists work with patients to adopt healthier habits such as healthy diet, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections. Providers see patients in-office and via telemedicine.

PD-Specific Information

Davis Phinney Foundation
A comprehensive informational resource for people with PD, including webinars, podcasts, an "Every Victory Counts" manual, body map and worksheets for tracking symptoms. Materials available en Español.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Education, mental and physical health, inspiration, books and resources, webinars, and podcasts. Resources available en Español.

American Parkinson Disease Association
Focused on awareness, research, education, and services & support for PWP, care partners, and veterans with an extensive online video education collection.

PD Avengers
A patient-led organization focused on wellness, advocacy, education, and research.

Brian Grant Foundation
Focused on healthy lifestyle choices and a supportive community to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Parkinson's Europe
Education, collaboration with health providers, improving treatment practices, and facilitate research collaboration.

Every Victory Counts Manual from Davis Phinney Foundation
The only resource of its kind, devoted solely to the principle of proactive self-care and a holistic approach to managing Parkinson’s.

General Health Information

Medline Plus
Educational organization dedicated to health literacy related to drugs and supplements, medical tests, genetics, and nutrition with over 500 available articles on all facets of Parkinson disease.

Alzheimer's Association
Education, advocacy, and services related to dementia, including those associated with Parkinson disease, Lewy Body and others.

New York Connects
Provides access to NYS services focused on business, recreation, culture, education, employment, environment, government, health, housing, identification, licenses, military, safety & justice, social programs, taxes, transportation, and unemployment

Common Ground Health
Regional collaboration and partnerships bringing focus to community health issues via data analysis, resident engagement, and solution implementation. Speakers bureau delivering presentations on equity, health literacy, health self-management, mental health and suicide prevention, COVID-19 and other emerging health threats. Speakers are available for audiences throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Lifespan of Rochester
More than 30 services for older adults and caregivers.


I’ll Hold Your Hand so You Won’t Fall (book by Rashida Ali)
Parkinson's disease is difficult for adults to deal with, but can be much more perplexing for children. In this book, adults can read and discuss with children the most common symptoms of Parkinson's in a safe and creative environment that utilizes words, illustrations and medical facts.