Rehab For Parkinsons

We all know about Muhammed Ali, the greatest boxer, ever produced in the world, is nowadays suffering from Parkinson’s and it’s a disturbing experience to see this strong man in a disastrous state of health. The Parkinson’s disease is a problem of neuro organ and it restricts the mobility and normal movements of limbs to a great extent and compelled the patient to get into a condition of dependence. The symptoms are found at an early stage and if not taken into care, this can potentially ruin the comfort, by arresting the liveliness, and put the individual in the threshold of sheer disappointment.

Who Are Eligible For The Rehabilitation Support?

It is quite tough to provide rehabilitation services for Parkinson’s patients, who are in the last stage of the disease, but those, with mild or moderate attacks of the Parkinson’s disease, can be treated and the benefits may be determined within a couple of weeks, after starting the treatment. The treatment or rehabilitation is primarily structured by targeting the strengthening, flexibility enhancement and cardiovascular conditioning, which would help in providing important support at this stage of the disease. As the immobility or uneasiness is the principal point of concern in this particular disease, the physical exercises are considered as the primary treatment for any patient to improve the utmost ability in movements of various limbs. These physical workouts support the patient in enhancing the walking, balance and other functional abilities, which are helpful in performing daily routine works and slowing down the rapid progression of the ailment.

Issues Involved In Rehabilitation

In addition to the general medical assistance or surgery option; the physical rehabilitation, a part of the occupational and speech therapy, is the key activity that empowers the patient in achieving the physical strength, as well as, clearing of the speech problem. All these activities are performed as per the advice of the physician.

The rehabilitation treatment is being done according to a structured plan and with necessary customization, on the basis of the unique condition of the specific patient. These treatments include:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises that improve flexibility
  • Aerobic exercises for fitness development
  • A strategy for improving the self-care actions
  • Stress management programs
  • Planning for improvement of mobility such as freezing, walking, standing up or sitting on a chair and balancing that lessens the danger of falls
  • Handwriting development

Specialized speech therapy that includes swallowing, respiration, control and also attending phone calls

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