IS PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE HELPFUL?
That is a common question that we get from patients, family members, and those who are participating in the Rocksteady Boxing Program for Parkinson’s Disease management. The short answer is yes. What we’ve come to realize in near 10 years of working with a range of patients with PD is that everyone is affected differently by the disease. While some patients only experience tremors, others may experience a combination of tremors, stiffness, slow movement, and trouble starting and stopping movements. Physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease is therefore aimed at addressing the specific deficits and impairments that each individual may experience.