Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common, daily activities. It is a chronic and progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms become worse over time. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms—tremors (a form of rhythmic shaking), stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement (called bradykinesia)—but also manifests in non-motor symptoms including sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, depression, and fatigue, speech and swallowing difficulties, etc.
Physical Therapy is crucial to address these motor deficits in order to regain normalcy of movement, strength, and balance. Casey Dambeck is certified in LSVT BIG treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. This program is customized for each patient with Parkinson’s Disease-specific needs/goals regardless of the stage or severity of the disease.
Our facility is equipped with many pieces of equipment to address these deficits, including but not limited to upper and lower extremity weight machines, treadmill, recumbent bicycle, upright bicycle, upper extremity bicycle, parallel bars, stairs, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
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