Support groups are offered for several areas at the Neuroscience Center in Ocean Springs. Each support group meets in the following location:
This group is for people who have been diagnosed with aphasia, dysfluency (stuttering) or exhibit difficulties with processing skills required for communication. People who wish to attend are encouraged to bring any additional communication device they may use (communication board, speech generating device, etc.). The group is led by a speech language pathologist who treats adults with acquired communication impairments following a neurological disorder or diagnosis.
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid that most often affects an arm or leg causing swelling. It may occur as a result of lymph nodes being removed during a surgical procedure such as a mastectomy or due to lymphatic vessels being injured while undergoing radiation therapy.
In this educational session, cancer patients will learn how to decrease their risk of lymphedema, become aware of signs and symptoms of diagnosis and understand treatment options available if lymphedema is diagnosed.
Special Guest: Jamie Garrett, MS, OTR/L
Jaime has received specialized training in complete decongestive therapy techniques for the treatment of lymphedema.
This group is designed to provide a full body workout for people of all levels of physical ability. Classes will focus on stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular and coordination exercises of both the upper and lower body in a group setting. This is a fun and interactive class aimed at improving overall fitness and health.
This group is led by a variety of healthcare professionals for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their family members. A variety of healthcare providers lead the group to provide information and better understanding of problems associated with the disease and resources for how to improve daily life. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions with other members and healthcare providers.
This group is open to individuals who have suffered from a stroke, both recently or in the past, as well as their family members. It is designed for people to share their experiences with one another, with an emphasis on open discussion. This group will address multiple areas affected by stroke, from mobility and self-care to speech and cognition. The group will be led by a member of our team of therapists skilled in the treatment of stroke impairments. Active participation is encouraged as we aim for participants to share their journeys and learn new information in order to improve their function and quality of life.
For more information, contact the Neuro/Vestibular Rehabilitation Clinic at 228-818-1207.