Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system and the ability to coordinate movement in the body. Physical therapy can help.
Because Parkinson’s Disease affects many areas of the brain, symptoms vary in different people, and progression can be anywhere from mild to aggressive. Parkinson’s Disease typically affects one’s ability to walk with slower movements and provides difficulty with starting or stopping walking. In addition, movements tend to become slower, while tremors that may occur in the hands. Muscles can become quite rigid, leading to loss of motion and poor posture. One particularly dangerous symptom is called retropulsion, where the tendency of an individual is to fall backwards with little to no ability to protect oneself.
Our clinicians are certified Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!4life) therapists. PWR!4Life™ is a comprehensive neuroplasticity-principled program that integrates the latest research on Parkinson disease and Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Wellness. PWR!4Life is a PROACTIVE program that allows you to optimize your brain change (neuroplasticity), brain repair, and increase your desire to participate in everyday LIFE. With early intervention and ongoing programming, you can GET BETTER and STAY BETTER. To learn more visit www.pwr4life.org
Revolution Physical Therapy is also a proud partner of the London Area Parkinson’s Resource Group, Parkinson’s in Motion. We work in conjunction with the group to provide education and support to patients with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.
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Seeing a physical therapist for Parkinson’s Disease
While there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease currently, a tremendous amount can be done to improve one’s function and maintain gains. In coordination with your physician, rehabilitation focuses on improving range of motion, strength, stamina, safety with transfers from low surfaces, posture, and movement in patients with Parkinson’s.
London, KY and Laurel County choose Revolution Physical Therapy for improved quality of life.
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