Parkinson’s Disease & LSVT
It is established that exercise benefits patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Physical Therapists are trained to ensure you are doing the proper exercises in the prescribed way to optimize your benefits. There is a special program for Parkinson’s called LSVT training that helps retrain your muscles and slow the progression of hypokinesia, the shuffling movements that happen with Parkinson’s.
In physical therapy, our most basic obligation is to medically screen you and make sure that you are being treated in the right place each visit. Physical therapists are trained to identify red flags that would require further medical assessment throughout the course of therapy. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the proper place. Physical therapists are also trained to help you find the root cause of your condition and to help you resolve your issue without medication or surgery whenever possible.
Your specially trained physical therapist can help you address Parkinson’s Disease and the functional difficulties related to it. Some of the common elements we address:
- Strength Increase
- Balance Increase
- Mobility Increase
Your physical therapist will perform a thorough examination and will work with you to develop your goals for treatment and a physical therapy plan to help you achieve those goals.
We can help you as you walk with Parkinson’s, call us to get an evaluation and treatment. Our physical therapists are licensed, experienced and committed to seeing you restored to better health.
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