Therapeutic exercise can help with Parkinson’s, and unlike medications, without the adverse side effects.
There have been some exciting new developments in therapeutic exercise for people with Parkinson’s that help to decrease symptoms, and may also help to slow down the progression of the disease. In addition, there is some indication this Parkinson’s-specific therapeutic exercise may even have the potential to eliminate end stage Parkinson’s.
At Maintaining Mobility, we have been trained in both the LSVT and the PWR! methods. These are effective in addressing some of the most troublesome symptoms of Parkinson’s, such as diminished size of movement, freezing and tremor.
Our Parkinson’s exercise classes meet 3 times a week.
In order to make a difference, people with Parkinson’s should be engaged in Parkinson’s-specific therapeutic exercise on an ongoing basis. The best way for many people to maintain the necessary frequency is to be in a class – and a class that is a lot of fun.