What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson Disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. People with Parkinson disease are at risk of falling and sustaining other injuries due to their movement and balance challenges.
How can Physical Therapy help with Parkinson's Disease?
A physical therapist will partner with people with Parkinson disease and their families to manage their symptoms, maintain fitness level and help them stay as active as possible. Because Parkinson disease affects each person differently, a physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including tests to examine your posture, strength, flexibility, walking, endurance, balance, coordination and attention with movement. Based on the results, the physical therapist will create and help you with an individualized treatment plan to help you stay as active and as independent as possible.
What activities may be the focus of treatment for Parkinson's Disease?
- Decrease your risk of falling
- Improve your fitness, level, strength and flexibility
- Develop more effective strategies to get in and out of bed, chairs and cars
- Turn over in bed more easily
- Stand and turn to change directions more efficiently
- Improve the smoothness and coordination of your walking
- Improve your ability to climb and descend stairs and curbs
- Perform more than 1 task at a time more efficiently
- Participate in activities that are important to you
What You Need to Know
To Schedule an Appointment:
- Make an appointment with your doctor.
- Make sure your doctor refers you to Holly Street Physical Therapy for this treatment.
What Insurance Do You Take?
We accept all major insurance providers.
Do I Need Insurance?
We will see patients without insurance. For these appointments we accept cash payments.