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Parkinson's Program

Specifically designed for people with Parkinson (and Neurodegenerative Disorder) the CARESPACE Health+Wellness Parkinson's Program allows you to access your own dedicated health team. Track your progression, get the best evidence-based advice and support for your own unique situation. 

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

CARESPACE Health+Wellness

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Dr. Quincy Almeida, PhD

Parkinson's Program Director

 

A renowned Parkinson's researcher, Dr. Almeida is the Director of the CARESPACE Health+Wellness Parkinson (and Neurodegenerative Disorder) Program, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Director of the Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre. He has a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience and Kinesiology with a concentration on Neuromechanical study of movement disorders from University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree in Human Biodynamics from McMaster University. 

Dr. Almeida is the creator of PD Safex, a clinically-proven exercise program that reverses symptoms and slows the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Almeida's work has been published in numerous leading medical and scientific journals. 

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The CARESPACE Parkinson's Program

 

Under the guidance of program Director Dr. Quincy Almeida, the CARESPACE Parkinson (and Neurodegenerative Disorder) Program brings together a dedicated team of multidisciplinary regulated health professionals who collaborate together to develop personalized coordinated health plans for people with Parkinson's. Disease progression is measured and tracked using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) and health plans are adjusted as required.

  • Know where you're at and track progression with a UPDRS score

  • Get nutritional counselling and advice

  • Help with sleep or lifestyle changes

  • Psychotherapy for anxiety and depression

  • Exercise prescription to reduce symptoms and slow progression

  • Massage therapy

  • Caregiver counselling and support

What are your goals?

You are more than a diagnosis. You have goals that you want to achieve and have contributions to make. You have a life to live -- and you still can. Neurodegenerative Disorders create new challenges and barriers and you don't have to navigate them alone. CARESPACE Health+Wellness provides access to your very own health team dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Get your very own health team

Dr. Almeida leads a team of regulated health professionals including Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors, Dietitians, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Psychotherapists and Social Workers. The team collaborates both together and with you to develop achievable goals. With coordinated care you can track your progression, get the best evidence-based advice and support with health plans personalized for your own unique situation.

The Initial Assessment

The Initial Assessment is an intensive hour and a half appointment with Dr. Almeida that will include taking your history and completing several assessments and analysis which will result in providing you with a baseline Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) score. Based on the outcome, Dr. Almeida will provide personalized education* on topics such as drug interaction, food digestion and exercise. Where appropriate, he will also provide referrals to other members of the team for follow up visits.

A no-charge Fitness Review with a Registered Kinesiologist and no-charge Nutritional Review with a Registered Dietitian or Naturopathic Doctor are included in the price of the initial appointment. They may be scheduled with follow up visits during the first appointment and are available either in-clinic or online via TeleCARE.

*Personalized education is intended to supplement rather than supplant or replace advice from your medical doctor, neurologist or pharmacist. 

Insurance and group benefits

Dr. Almeida is an educator and researcher and therefore his fees are not covered under OHIP, group benefits or other insurance plans. Most other CARESPACE services are covered under most group benefit or insurance plans. Please check with your insurance provider for more information.

We're here for you day, evenings and weekends

The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available both at our clinic and online with TeleCARE

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

 

Add yourself to the waitlist

 

Dr. Almeida has limited availability. If you do not see suitable appointment times for your schedule in our online booking system, please add yourself to our waitlist and we will book you in for the first available appointment.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or add yourself to the waitlist online.

You're 15-minutes away from better health

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area 

CARESPACE is conveniently located at the intersection of Northfield and Weber Streets in Waterloo and can be accessed by most of Kitchener-Waterloo in less than 15-minutes. It is only 2-blocks from the ION LRT and Highway 85 and has ample on-site free parking.

CARESPACE Health+Wellness

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12 

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6

Extended Clinic Hours

 

8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday

8:00am to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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