Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder that affects adults. Symptoms for this disease vary widely, so those who are affected by it may each have their own unique experience. This is why it’s important to choose a Physical Therapist to partner with you to give you exercises that will minimize the specific symptoms you’re experiencing. Some of the common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include:
- A slight tremor in hand, leg, or jaw when at rest
- Muscle stiffness or rigidity, causing discomfort in neck, trunk, or shoulders
- Stooped posture
- Difficulty speaking at a normal level
- Difficulty making facial expressions
- Postural instability, increasing your risk of falling/injuries
These are just a few of the symptoms someone with Parkinson’s disease may experience. If you’re affected with this disease, working with a Physical Therapist will help you be able to manage some symptoms that you’re experiencing and improve your quality of life.
How a Physical Therapist Can Help:
When you choose RPT, one of our Physical Therapists will perform certain tests to gauge how you currently function with your posture, flexibility, endurance, balance, and coordination. From there, we will create a personalized treatment plan to best fit your needs. As you work with your Physical Therapist and practice your at-home treatments, you’ll find many of your symptoms will become manageable and often decrease. We’re here to help improve the quality of your life. If you find yourself diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you can trust our experienced Physical Therapists to provide the quality healthcare that you need.