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Physiotherapy For Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson's disease physiology is an important factor to be considered in the treatment of this debilitating neurological disorder. It is found that many patients with Parkinson's disease show physical symptoms such as rigidity and impulsivity, which can be alleviated through effective physiotherapy. Physical therapy is used for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease and may include ultrasound, manual techniques, electrical muscle stimulation, and ultrasound-guided electrical muscle stimulation.


Physiotherapy for Parkinson's disease patients can improve muscle tone and reduce tremors. Patients with Parkinson's disease often develop problems controlling motor movements and these problems can worsen with age. As the disease progresses, patients may find it increasingly difficult to perform daily tasks such as cooking, brushing their teeth, or using the toilet. This can be compounded by falls, muscle pain, and stiffness. A treatment plan to control these symptoms should be developed and should include regular exercise and a diet high in nutrients and low in fats and sugar.


Physical therapists often use a combination of techniques for improving overall bodily function and quality of life in Parkinson's disease patients. Exercise programs aimed at increasing strength and mobility, as well as relaxation methods such as deep breathing and muscle relaxation, are used. Physical therapies also include electrotherapy, injection therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. These physical treatments help patients maintain normal levels of energy, balance, strength, and coordination and can be very effective in treating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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