Parkinson's Disease Fairfield & Corsicana, TX

Parkinson’s Disease

Malvinee J.
Prior to coming, I had problems with standing erect. When I first started I was having trouble with my feet dragging and I was shuffling. I no longer have trouble picking up my feet. I’ve noticed that people that I know that have Parkinson’s say exercise does not make a difference, but it does. It makes a difference with your overall physical and mental outlook. I recommend that anyone that has Parkinson’s comes and completes the program and exercises.

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system and the ability to coordinate movement in the body. Since Parkinson’s Disease affects many areas of the brain, symptoms can vary in individuals and progression can be either mild, moderate or aggressive. Parkinson’s Disease typically affects one’s ability to walk with slower movements (bradykinesia) and difficulty with starting or stopping walking. In addition, movements tend to become slower along with tremors that may occur in the hands. Muscles can become quite rigid, leading to loss of motion and poor posture. A dangerous symptom is called retropulsion, where the tendency of an individual is to fall backwards with little to no ability to protect oneself.

How physical therapy helps with Parkinson’s Disease

Physical therapy is an essential therapy for people with 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 movement, safety, independence with activities, transfers, cognitive and speech / swallowing. Physical therapists focus on improving range of motion, strength, stamina, safety with transfers from low surfaces, posture, and movement in patients with Parkinson’s.

Do you suffer from Parkinson’s Disease? Is this condition impacting your lifestyle? If so, Contact Us Today at Fairfield & Corsicana, TX Centers. Our skilled and knowledgeable physical therapists can help you manage the symptoms of your neurological condition. Each patient has unique needs, and our therapists will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for success.