What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson disease caused due to to injury or non functioning of a part of the brain called the substantia nigra. Due to which this area it is not able to produce enough of the chemical dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for regulating the movement of the body.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
People who have Parkinson may experience involuntary shaking of particular body parts called a ‘tremor’, slow movements and/or stiff and inflexible muscles. In addition, some people may also suffer from balance problems, memory problems, loss of sense of smell, insomnia and depression.
Treatment for Parkinson’s disease
People with Parkinson’s are often prescribed medication by neurologist and is reviewed regularly for alteration of dosage.
Neurological Physiotherapy for Parkinson’s disease
Research has proven that with directed physical activity suffers of Parkinson’s Disease have shown to improve their walking ability, improve the functional activities and improve their overall fitness levels and the progression of the disease can be slowed down along with reducing levels of medication required over time.
Rehabilitation can also reduce the symptoms such as depression and fatigue.
Common treatment includes:
- Functional training with Virtual reality
- Aerobic exercise
- Group therapy
- Gait training
A collaborative effort from Specialise Physiotherapy, Neurologist and Family will bring about change in overall independence to the life of people with Parkinson’s disease.