Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system and affects movement. It is more common in male than female and commonly affect patients in their early retirement age. It develops over a course of time and usually begins just with a tremor in one of the hands. Tremors are the most common symptom associated with Parkinson’s disease but it also causes slowing and stiffness of movement, stooped posture and complications due to decreased mobility. The disease affects the area of the brain which produces dopamine. This affects the movements of the body parts, reducing their efficiency and function. Commonly patients lose the facial expressions however patient’s cognitive abilities mostly remain intact.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease vary from person to person. Some of the common signs and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease include:
Physiotherapists treat patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease by joint mobilization and exercises to improve mobility, walking, preventing falls risk. In addition to strengthening and stretching exercises to keep patients functional, physiotherapy treatment for Parkinson’s disease include monitoring patients for complications such as respiratory and a heart condition.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.
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AS ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, WE REMAIN OPEN FOR IN-CLINIC TREATMENTS DURING THE PROVINCE WIDE EMERGENCY BREAK ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 01, 2021
Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.
Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.
We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours.
The Physiomobility Team