How much do you know about Parkinson’s Disease?
-Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults.
-PD 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.
-People with PD are at risk of falling and sustaining other injuries due to their movement and balance challenges.
-Physical therapists partner with people with PD and their families to manage their symptoms, maintain their fitness levels, and help them stay as active as possible.
-Studies have shown improved walking, balance, strength, flexibility, and fitness in people with PD, who participate in a regular exercise program.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
This information and more about Parkinson’s Disease found at: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=98297eb9-eaa1-452e-9489-b46eedf27e80
Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. (Alzheimer disease is the most common.)