Physiotherapy is the best bet for better health in Parkinson's Disease
Updated: Mar 30, 2021
Ms. Radhika C.M., Physiotherapist, Unified Brain Health Care
The ability to move around and stay active is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Research shows Parkinson’s disease patients become less active than their non-Parkinson’s age matched peers. PD causes slowness in movement (bradykinesia), tremor and rigidity. It can cause postural changes, reduced balance and difficulties with mobility.
Physiotherapy can make a huge difference in the quality of life to people living with Parkinson’s disease, from the time of diagnosis throughout the course of the disease. Regular exercise has been recognised as a powerful tool to help improve mobility, posture and balance. It helps in preventing falls which in turn significantly reduces risks of hospitalizations and other unnecessary complications.
Doing 3 hours of physiotherapist recommended exercise each week has shown to slow the progression of symptoms. Exercise can help manage physical symptoms along with other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health disturbances. Regular physiotherapy is as important as medications to help take control and manage symptoms.
If you are diagnosed with PD or know anyone with Parkinson’s disease, it is recommended to start physiotherapy in the early stages of the disease. It is especially necessary to choose a qualified physiotherapist with experience in the management of Parkinson’s disease for providing accurate assessment, quality advice and evidence based therapy.
Contact Us for more information on the multi-disciplinary care we offer for Parkinson's Disease and its Management. Book an Appointment with our Physiotherapist who specializes in the management of Movement Disorders like Parkinson's Disease.
Unified Brain Health Care is one of a kind Neuro Rehabilitation Centre in Chennai for adults and children offering in person and online therapy in Cognitive Rehabilitation, Clinical Psychology, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, Career Counselling, Fitness Coaching and Educational Intervention. We also offer support for PCOS management, Pregnancy Care, Post-Pregnancy care for New Moms, Infant and Early Childhood Stimulation, Caregivers and promoting Holistic Brain Health.