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Managing Parkinson's Disease

Early therapy is VITAL to your success with Parkinson's disease. 

Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, there are numerous therapies - both pharmacological, and non- pharmacological - that can help to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life.

How Can Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Help?

Parkinson's disease affects every individual differently. Symptoms can be divided into two categories: motor and non-motor. The most common motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease include joint stiffness (rigidity), shaking of the hands and limbs (tremors), slowed movements (bradykinesia), and balance problems. Non-motor symptoms can include fatigue, urinary incontinence, light-headedness, or trouble sleeping. 

It is best to start therapy AS SOON as your are diagnosed. If you think you may have symptoms of Parkinson's disease, schedule an appointment with your neurologist. There is no specific test for Parkinson's disease. Diagnosis is based on your personal medical history and a neurological evaluation. 

Benefits of Therapy

After you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, your therapist will conduct a thorough and comprehensive evaluation. They will assess your strength, balance, gait (walking), transfers, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. Your physical therapist will focus on helping you to improve your overall body functioning and motor control.

Your occupational therapist will help you to improve your independence and ease of completing daily activities. People with Parkinson's disease often have difficulty with completing daily activities - dressing, bathing, grooming, walking, and transferring. An occupational therapist specializes in modifying activities and environments to maximize independence and improve you quality of life. 

Your speech therapist will help you maintain or improve your speech and communication skills, that are sometimes affected by Parkinson's disease. 

Solei Rehab & Wellness believes in a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. All three therapy disciplines - physical, occupational, and speech therapy- are vital in helping to combat Parkinson's Disease.