I am Esther Grote,
the founder of Defy Parkinson’s and your companion in training.

I am a speech therapist, specializing in breathing, voice, and speech training.

For over 20 years, I have been involved in all aspects of breathing, voice, speech, and swallowing. Throughout the years, I have focused on treating patients with neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson's, and have gained extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in this field. 

I often accompany my patients for several years, allowing me to develop a deep understanding of these diseases. I have witnessed firsthand the impact that Parkinson's has on the lives of those affected and their families.

In addition to my direct speech therapy work, I have acquired a wealth of knowledge about Parkinson's disease over the past few years. This includes information about suitable nutrition and food consistencies, as well as tips and tricks to make everyday life easier. Sharing this knowledge has become an affair of the heart for me

During my free time, when I'm not dedicated to my heart project, I reside in the beautiful city of Potsdam, in close proximity to Berlin. I enjoy taking leisurely walks through the city's beautiful parks, immersing myself in nature, and appreciating the various works of art. These moments allow me to recharge and gather new energy.

I am excited about the opportunity to train with you and engage in lively exchanges.

Ms. Grote was recommended to me by the Charité and that was a stroke of luck.
I have already worked with several speech therapists, but none was as professional as her.
With empathy, motivation and her extensive knowledge, she achieves constant improvements in me.
Many thanks and keep up the good work!

Jeanett M.


I have been a patient of Mrs. Grote for many years and am very satisfied. I especially appreciate her professional competence, her empathy and her friendliness. The therapeutic treatments are reliable and punctual. Despite the difficult situation of the past weeks, I continued to receive online therapeutic care from Ms. Grote. I was also supported during this time by the two exercise videos for breathing exercises, which are available.
Many thanks and keep up the good work!



Ms. Grote has helped me incredibly with my spontaneous illness with her calm and competent manner. Finally, a therapist who has "the big picture" in mind. Highly recommended.


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