It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial for a host of conditions and Parkinson’s is no exception. In fact, physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease is becoming an essential part of many treatment plans. At the office of Nevada Rehabilitation Centers, our highly skilled team of therapists will develop a treatment program to help you stay as active and as independent as possible.
Parkinson disease is related to a loss of nerve cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine and other brain chemicals are normally in balance and are important for the control of body movements, thought processes, decision making, moods, and other behaviors. Because the condition affects each person differently and because there is no cure, your physical therapist will partner with you to manage your specific situation—now and as your condition changes.
Depending on the nature and severity of your condition, your physical therapy program may focus on activities and education to: help you improve your fitness level, strength, and flexibility; develop more effective strategies to get in and out of bed, chairs, and cars; improve the smoothness and coordination of your walking; decrease your risk of falling; and enable you to participate in activities that are important to you.
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At the office of Nevada Rehabilitation Centers, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate rehabilitative care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Nevada Rehabilitation Centers
January 21, 2020