Join Boulder Community Health (BCH) Outpatient Rehabilitation Parkinson’s
specialists for an interactive online discussion about the benefits of
physical, occupational, voice and swallowing therapy in helping people
with Parkinson’s Disease live active and fulfilling lives. Learn
about the importance of a holistic team approach for people in all stages
of Parkinson’s Disease.
Date: Wednesday, April 28, from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Ann Brexa, OTR, has worked as an Occupational Therapist for 40 years in outpatient
rehabilitation. She applies her vast neurologic knowledge and a functional
approach when working with people with Parkinson’s and their care
partners. She also performs Safe Driver Assessments, clinical assessment
of the physical, visual-perceptual, cognitive, and concentration skills
needed to function as a safe driver.
Michelle Becker, MS, CCC-SLP, has a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and has
worked for 30 years in various settings including acute care hospital,
inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation treating adults
with communication-cognitive, voice, and swallowing difficulties. She
is certified in LSVT LOUD, an effective speech treatment for individuals
with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions.
Nancy Hillmer, OTR, has worked as an occupational therapist at BCH for 40 years. For
20 years she worked in homecare and organized a multidisciplinary team
of therapists specializing in Parkinson’s. Her certifications include
LSVT BIG, Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!), and Allied Team
Training for Parkinsons. She currently facilitates numerous community
exercise groups for Parkinson’s throughout Boulder County.
Mary Richardson, PT, MSPT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist, and PWR!Therapist™
(Parkinson Wellness Recovery), has worked as a physical therapist for
24 years. She specializes in balance and fall risk reduction, orthopedics,
Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurologic conditions. She teaches
PWR!Moves™, a dynamic exercise class specifically designed for people
with Parkinson’s that puts into action the principles of PWR!Exercise4BrainChange®.