Parkinson’s Therapy at Kingston HealthCare
Take an active approach.
What is parkinson’s disease
Nearly one million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Parkinson’s disease involves degeneration of the basal ganglia, a cluster of neurons in the brain responsible for motor control, procedural learning and eye movement.
As the cells of the basal ganglia deteriorate, the brain produces less dopamine, a neurotransmitter that affects emotion, movement and sensation.
This degeneration occurs slowly, and over time a person with Parkinson’s disease has less and less ability to regulate their movements, respond to physical sensory stimuli and control their emotional state.
Although the cause is unknown and there’s no cure, treatment options like medication, surgery and therapy can help manage symptoms.
What can you expect
As a progressive disorder, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease continue and worsen over time. While specific symptoms vary from person to person, major motor signs of Parkinson’s disease include:
- Rigidity or stiffness of the trunk and limbs
- Tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
- Bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
- Postural instability, like impaired balance and coordination
Parkinson’s Therapy: Take an Active Approach at Kingston Healthcare
Kingston skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities help people proactively manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through a fitness program, Delay the Disease, and the BIG and LOUD specialized therapy programs.
Delay the Disease is an exercise program that helps participants regain and maintain normal movement.
The BIG program improves balance, trunk rotation and walking, and the LOUD program is a speech and language therapy that helps improve lung capacity, voice volume and speech functions.
Kingston HealthCare’s Parkinson’s Therapy offers inpatient therapy, outpatient therapy and wellness program options at these fine communities:
Call our home office today at 419-247-2880 to see how Kingston can help you or a loved one take an active approach to combating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.