While Parkinson’s may be a lifelong disease, evidence strongly suggests that people living with it may benefit from physiotherapy treatment. With consistent Parkinson’s specific exercises, people living with Parkinson’s may experience less disease progression over the course of time.
But what symptoms does physiotherapy treat, exactly?
A physiotherapist can focus on exercises and interventions based on improving strength, balance, flexibility, and very importantly the size (amplitude) of your movements all of which contribute to a better ability to do the things that matter most to you. While many activities may be able to be performed at home such as stretching, yoga, dancing and walking, a physiotherapist experienced in treating neurological disorders can make recommendations that are tailored to your specific needs. These types of recommendations are helpful in assisting you in performing a regular routine efficiently and with less risk of injury.
It’s never too late to start in seeking out treatment, but it’s always better to start sooner than later. If you think we may be able to help and are interested in seeing a physiotherapist or learning more, please call us for more information or to set up an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists. We have therapists that are both LSVT certified and have completed the PWR course. We are here to help and hope to be able to support you on this journey.
This website provides general information about our services and conditions treated. It is not intended to be used for self-assessment or treatment, and is not a substitute for an individualized treatment plan developed by a registered physiotherapist.
By the Action Potential Rehabilitation Staff
Page last reviewed: May 5th, 2021