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Parkinson's Disease

Physical Therapy for Walking with Parkinson`s

08/30/2011

Question:

My husband has had Parkinson`s for 11 years and in the past year has had trouble walking. Would he benefit from physical therapy or is there nothing that can be done?

Answer:

Physical therapy focusing on walking, balance and also fall prevention can be helpful for individuals with Parkinson's disease. In addition, there are some therapists certified in a specific technique call BIG therapy which is another option.

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Response by:

Punit  Agrawal, DO Punit Agrawal, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University