Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that affects an individual’s movement.
Common symptoms include bradykinesia, tremor, speech changes, rigidity, postural changes, gait, and
balance impairments. At Foundation Physical Therapy, we work with individuals at all stages of
Parkinson’s Disease and with varying range of symptoms. We develop individualized treatment plans
to improve Your posture, endurance, strength, balance, and gait. We train on a variety of strategies
to address episodes of freezing, slowness of movement, and impaired gait patterns.
Research has shown that regular exercise benefits people with Parkinson’s Disease!
Treatment approaches include exercises to:
- increase strength and endurance
- improve trunk and extremity flexibility
- increase amplitude of movement
- increase extremity mobility
- increase arm swing with gait
- reduce shuffling of gait
- train on strategies for freezing of gait
- balance training
Additional services include:
- transfer training
- caregiver training
- ADL training (bathing, dressing and eating)
- assistive device assessments and recommendations
During your time in therapy, we are continually developing and progressing individualized home exercise programs to promote muscle strength, flexibility and improved gait and balance.
Foundation Physical Therapy works closely with a leading Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program and performs pre and post surgical mobility assessments with continued interventions following surgery to improve your functional mobility and independence.