Parkinson’s Disease


    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that has a prevalence of approximately 1% in the population over age 55. The general understanding of Parkinson’s disease is that patients often exhibit tremors in hand, arms, legs, head or jaws, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, slowness of movement and impaired balance and coordination; however, emotional disorders, difficulty swallowing and speaking, cognitive decline, and dementia, are also associated with the disease.

Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s disease focuses on training trunk postural stability and strength, the control of muscle tension and tremor, joint flexibility, functional activities of daily living, and cognitive function.