Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition impacting the nervous system in which patients gradually lose control of their movements. This physical therapy education article is all about Parkinson’s disease. We’re going to discuss its causes, symptoms, and how physical therapy can help treat the condition and its symptoms.
Parkinson’s Disease – Causes & Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that negatively affects a patient’s ability to move. The condition is progressive, meaning symptoms are very mild at the outset (perhaps a small tremor in the hand). Over time, these symptoms increase in severity. Potential signs of Parkinson’s disease include:
- Hand tremors
- Slow movement
- Loss of balance
Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be mitigated with medication, as well as physical therapy.
How Physical Therapy can Help Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which a patient gradually loses control over their mobility and movements. Physical therapy’s goal is to increase mobility and movement – making it a great treatment option for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. A physical therapist can work with you to examine and understand your symptoms. Using that information, they can then develop a physical therapy exercise program that fits your individual needs.
Twin Cities Physical Therapists
The Twin Cities physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have almost three decades of experience treating patients with a wide variety of conditions and injuries. We have strong, standing relationships with over 600 providers who send us their patients for continued physical rehabilitation care. We also offer direct access to physical therapy for those patients who do not have a referral or prescription. Our primary physical therapy clinics are located in Edina and Minneapolis, but we provide physical therapy care to patients throughout the state of Minnesota. Contact us today to set up your appointment with a skilled physical therapist and improve your mobility today!