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Physiotherapy for Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Get Access to Effective Physiotherapy Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you’ll be aware that there’s yet to be a cure for this neurodegenerative illness, though there are a number of treatments available to minimize the symptoms.


Physiotherapy is among the best ways of managing your symptoms and ensuring you maintain your fitness, mobility, balance, and flexibility as you acquire ways of coping with Parkinson’s disease. Beginning physiotherapy as early as possible will give you the best opportunity to retain your strength and self-sufficiency.


Through regular sessions with one of our experienced therapists, we’ll teach you the skills and practices needed to delay the progression of this debilitating disease, sustain your mobility, and ease pain. Whether it’s at your house or condo, in a hospital or in a long-term care facility or retirement home.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is an incurable condition that affects the brain, which in turn leads to a range of physical repercussions that worsen with time. The cause of Parkinson’s disease remains unknown. Symptoms arise from a loss of nerve cells, though it’s unclear what triggers this.


As the disease progresses and the nervous system is affected, clients typically experience tremors, painful muscle contractions, and trouble speaking. Physiotherapy is among the most successful treatments for slowing the onset of Parkinson’s disease, and the earlier the intervention, the better your chance of prolonging your independence and limiting pain is.

What Does Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease Patients Entail?

After you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, your doctor will likely recommend a combination of medications and physiotherapy to help lessen your symptoms. Whether you’ve received an early or advanced diagnosis, Get Right Physio can provide you with a range of exercises and techniques to allow you to improve your quality of life based on what stage you’re at.


During your initial consultation, one of our therapists will run several routine tests to assess your specific needs, informing your therapist of which exercises are the most valuable and suitable for managing your symptoms. Such examinations typically feature assessments of your gait, balance, dexterity, and posture.


As you begin your treatment, the exercises you’ll complete will focus on maintaining your strength, mobility, coordination, and stamina, and you’ll learn strategies that help to preserve each of the above. Each part of your individualized plan will work to keep you on your feet and feeling fit for as long as possible.


Our programme of Parkinson’s physical therapy exercises will help you do the following:


  • Preserve your fitness and endurance
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve your posture
  • Increase your flexibility

Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

Partaking in regular physiotherapy sessions plays an integral role in slowing the development of the symptoms and effects of Parkinson’s disease.


Some of the primary benefits of physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease are as follows:

  • As clients begin to struggle with balance and coordination, they become more susceptible to falls and injury, which can exacerbate existing symptoms. Your therapist will work you through various exercises to minimize your risk of losing your balance.
  • One of the most common effects of Parkinson’s disease is reduced mobility or progressively slower movements, which can lead to increased dependence on others. You’ll learn practical strategies to ensure you retain your freedom for as long as possible without needing the help of anyone else by your side.
  • Parkinson’s disease can take a toll on your cognitive health, and memory loss and dementia can be prevalent among clients. Exercising contributes to your overall well-being and cognitive function, which can help to reduce your chances of developing such symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Early intervention is central to managing Parkinson’s disease, and physiotherapy works to slow down the development of symptoms. In doing so, clients enjoy a higher quality of life and greater independence as their improved mobility, balance, stamina, and coordination keep them going about their lives as normally as possible. It also ensures clients regularly work on and better their posture and alignment.

Physical therapy can have a noticeable impact on non-motor symptoms. Aerobic exercises contribute to cognitive function, the ability to move with ease boosts your mood, and reduced pain leads to better sleep and overall well-being. Better yet, each of these benefits also decreases the likelihood of developing anxiety or depression as a result of your symptoms.

At least 150 minutes of exercise a week is recommended for effective treatment of Parkinson’s disease, which should be split over a number of physiotherapy sessions. Your physiotherapist will arrange a programme for you with your specific needs in mind. Depending on your assessment, your therapist may suggest a different timeframe or select exercises to complete outside your sessions.

To see the optimum results and benefits from physiotherapy, your therapist will craft a plan based on the needs you present during your consultation and adapt them as necessary. Typically, a combination of exercises, each with a specific purpose, is included in all of our clients’ programmes. 


Such exercises can include the following:


  • Aerobic: brisk walking, light jogging, cycling, swimming, water aerobics
  • Balance: tandem walking, sidestepping, single-leg stand
  • Flexibility: side bend, body twist, wall hang
  • Strength training: squats, bicep curl, tricep dip

Let Get Right Physio Help You Effectively Cope With Parkinson's Disease

At Get Right Physio, we work to provide top-tier care for each client in the wider Toronto area, and our expert team of physiotherapists will strive to help those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to enjoy the finest quality of life possible. 


We’ll formulate an appropriate and manageable programme based on your individual requirements, which will allow you to work on your stamina, flexibility, coordination, mobility, and posture simultaneously. 


If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and are eager to start your personalized physiotherapy sessions, make an appointment to discuss your options with one of our registered therapists today.

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    Chito Wong
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    Ann Bank
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