Parkinson’s

Difficulties Faced by People Suffering From

Parkinson’s Disease:

  • Balance Problems
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Immobility
  • Weakness
  • Rigidity of Muscles
  • Foot Cramps
  • Increased Tremors
  • Falling/Risk of Falling
  • Weight Loss
  • Difficulty with Normal Tasks

What are my Treatment Options:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Drug Therapies
  • Occupational/Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy as a Treatment Option...

Physical Therapy is another option. A physical therapist can evaluate you and set up an individualized program to meet your needs. They will help you increase balance and gait, adapt your home environment to your changing needs, teach you ways to overcome some of the symptoms, such as freezing.

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

  • They will conduct a thorough evaluation of your risk of falls, strength, and gait characteristics
  • Design a program to improve noted problems
  • Work with you to learn activities to continue after completion of your program to help maintain improvements.

HealthActions Parkinson’s Disease Program and YOU:

Physical Therapy can enable you to compensate for the changes brought about by Parkinson’s disease. These treatments include learning about new movement techniques, strategies, and equipment.

A Physical Therapist can teach you exercises to strengthen and loosen muscles. The goal of physical therapy is to improve independence and quality of life by improving movement and function and relieving pain.

Physical Therapy can help people with Parkinson’s disease stay active in daily life with greater ease and satisfaction.

A Physical Therapist may also recommend making changes to your home and work place to promote your independence.

Program Benefits:

  • Improved Walking Speed
  • Easier Movement of Arms & Legs
  • Improved Balance
  • Greater Muscle Strength
  • Decreased Pain
  • Improved Quality of Life

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