For individuals with Parkinson’s illness, bodily exercise can considerably lower signs and even sluggish development of the sickness. As bodily therapist (PT) Maggie Hoelmer notes, “There’s lots of glorious proof that average to high-intensity train can promote an affected particular person’s steadiness, mobility, flexibility, power and posture, which may finally cut back threat of falls.”
However signs of Parkinson’s can range extensively, and their severity depends upon how far a person’s sickness has progressed. So bodily actions should be tailored on a case-by-case foundation, which is what bodily therapists like Maggie do for his or her sufferers.
Throughout our dialog with Maggie on the For Well being’s Sake podcast, we talk about what these diversifications seem like and touched on subjects like:
- Which Parkinson’s signs bodily remedy targets
- Particular bodily remedy packages for individuals with Parkinson’s
- How a PT evaluates an individual with Parkinson’s
- Widespread train suggestions
- Examples of custom-made therapy methods
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Bodily remedy will help individuals with Parkinson’s preserve their high quality of life for a very long time. Maggie describes two of her sufferers who persistently engaged in actions tailored for his or her signs. “Each did very properly with sustaining their mobility, even all through the later phases of Parkinson’s illness.”
When you or somebody you’re keen on has Parkinson’s, speak to your main care physician. They will stroll you thru first steps and refer you to a specialist.