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Applications listed by category

There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Finally, this is an evolving field of science and technology development this page is updated on a periodic basis.


Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor Suppression

Wearable for Tremors


Gait or Ambulation & Balance Systems


Exercise Systems


  • Exercise: Refer to our fact sheet specifically for Exercising Weak or Paralyzed Muscles

Pain & Spasticity Management


Breathing, Swallowing & Cough Assistance


Communication Devices & Speech Therapy


Sleep & Insomnia


  • Sleep Resource: Refer to our fact sheet specifically for Sleep and Insomnia Therapies

Urinary Function & Bladder Management


  • Urinary Resource: Refer to our fact sheet specifically for Urinary Control Management Therapies

Alternative Treatments and Diagnostics for Depression


Significant Research Developments


  • Fisher Wallace & University of Maryland: Investigating transcrainal pulse current stimulation (tPCS) to improve gait and balance.

  • MASTER-PD: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for treatment of motor and mood symptoms of PD.

Clinical Trials


There are many clinical trials being conducted in this area. Visit Clinical Search terms with Parkinson's disease and any of the following: electrical stimulation, deep brain stimulation, exercise, motor disorder, walking, tremor, balance, swallowing, mood, sleep. It is very important to understand clinical trials and what is involved.

Support Groups & Resources


  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation: An organization with national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.

  • National Parkinson Foundation: A foundation focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.

  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation: A foundation dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

  • The Parkinson Alliance : A not-for-profit organization, , in partnership with The Tuchman Foundation. It was formed to foster philanthropic activities to raise funds for the most promising Parkinson’s disease research that will help find the cure.

  • NINDS Parkinson's Disease Information Page: A comprehensive resource about Parkinson's disease provided by the National Institutes of Health.