Other Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
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Physical therapy can help you manage the physical symptoms of ]]>Parkinson’s disease]]>. Physical therapists can teach you exercises to do on your own, or you can attend regular physical therapy sessions.
Physical therapy can help you:
- Increase your strength
- Decrease rigidity
- Develop flexibility
- Improve your stamina
- Optimize coordination
- Learn about fall prevention
Occupational therapy can help with fine motor skills and writing.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aans.org/ .
Conn HF, Rakel RE. Conn’s Current Therapy 2002. 54th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2002.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.pdf.org/ .
Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]> Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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