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Rehabilitation in Parkinson's Disease Course



Andrea and I went to Toronto this past weekend for a Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease course. It was put on by One Step Ahead Mobility, a fantastic private neurological clinic. These ladies are a wealth of knowledge and experience in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) treatment and self-management. We came out with many new and different treatment ideas applicable to our clients with PD as well as stroke, MS and brain injuries.

Here are a few take-home points:

- if you are less than 65 years old and you exercise often and intensely, you have a decreased your risk of developing PD.

-ongoing intensive exercise should be highly encouraged in PD. Exercise can make it possible to take lower dosages of medications while maintaining function longer.

-when someone is diagnosed with PD, they should initiate physiotherapy as soon as possible. It is easier to learn movement strategies early-on and with a long-term exercise plan their function and quality of life can be maintained for longer.

At Active Living Physiotherapy and Fitness Club, we prioritize Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists can help educate and get you started with a long-term exercise plan.

Our fitness instructors lead daily PD exercise classes using exercises that research shows are best suited for people with PD. If you or someone you know has PD, send them our way and we will take care of them.

P.S. One Step Ahead Mobility is planning a retreat next summer for people with PD and their spouses. It sounds like an amazing idea so we'll keep you informed when we know more.


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Caroline McGaughey
Caroline McGaughey
Jun 28

My Partner, who is 66 years old, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year. We noticed that he was experiencing hallucinations, slow movement, disturbed sleep, and twitchy hands and legs when at rest. He had to stop taking pramipexole (Sifrol), carbidopa/levodopa, and 2 mg of biperiden because of side effects. Our family doctor recommended a PD-5 treatment from naturalherbscentre. com, which my husband has been undergoing for several months now. Exercise has been very beneficial. He has shown great improvement with the treatment thus far. He is more active now, does more, and feels less apathetic. He has more energy and can do more activities in a day than he did before. As far as tremors I observe a progress,…

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Mary Belinda
Mary Belinda
Apr 01, 2022

My husband was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease 2 years ago, when he was 59. He had a stooped posture, tremors, right arm does not move and also a pulsating feeling in his body. He was placed on Senemet for 8 months and then Siferol was introduced and replaced the Senemet, during this time span he was also diagnosed with dementia. He started having hallucinations, lost touch with. Suspecting it was the medication I took him off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) him on PD natural herbal formula we ordered from TREE OF LIFE HEALTH CLINIC, his symptoms totally declined over a 3 weeks use of the TREE OF LIFE HEALTH Parkinson's disease natural herbal formula. He is now almo…


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Kristin Smeltzer
Kristin Smeltzer
Jan 18, 2022

My husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at 67. His symptoms were shuffling of feet, slurred speech, low volume speech, degradation of handwriting, horrible driving skills, and his right arm is held at 45 degree angle. He was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and rotigotine were introduced which replaced the Sinemet but he had to stop due to side effects. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment, I quit my meds due to side effects. Our care provider introduced us to Kycuyu Health Clinic Parkinson’s herbal treatment. The treatment is a miracle. My husband has recovered significantly! Visit kycuyuhealthclinic. co…

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