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Sunday, April 20, 2014

On Parkinson's Disease and Physiotherapy

Parkinson's Disease is an ailment that inhibits body functions. This is caused by the failure of the brain to swiftly deliver information to the different body parts for movement. The slow transfer of signals from the brain to the body causes mobility problems and speech concerns. Parkinson's Disease has no known cure to-date. However, physiotherapy is seen as one of the more common ways to alleviate the symptoms of the ailment.

With limited mobility and poor body functions, the joints and limbs of a person suffering from Parkinson's become weaker. Physiotherapists can massage and treat the arms and legs of the patient, increasing the strength of the muscles and making sure that the arms and legs can still move.


One of the most noticeable symptoms of Parkinson's is the limited balance of the patient. People who have this sickness have a hard time walking and tend to lose their balance when moving. Physiotherapy exercises the limbs in a way that a person's balance can be slowly restored. Posture and walking can also be recovered through physiotherapy.


Finally, physiotherapy massage can alleviate the body pains caused by the disease. The first indication of Parkinson's usually involves shoulder pains and muscle aches. Physiotherapy can help relieve the pain and pinpoint locations of joints that may be affected with the condition.

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