What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that causes stiffness and eventually causes the body to slow down with age. The condition is different for everyone and can be hard to originally diagnose. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and are in need of Parkinson’s rehabilitation on Long Island, our team at Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of Long Island can help.

What Are The Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease can essentially be very difficult, this is because the condition affects each person differently than the next. However, there are some telltale signs that could lead you to believe you have this condition.

  • Tremor- Begins in a limb or body part moving back and forth when you are at rest, like an uncontrollable movement.
  • Slowed movement- This condition may end up slowing your movement. Simple tasks that you used to perform at a reasonable pace become more difficult and noticeably slower.
  • Rigid Muscles- When your muscles lock up or become very stiff to the point where they are extremely difficult to move.
  • Loss of automatic movement and speech- You have the ability to use automatic movements such as blinking or swinging your arms when you walk. If you can no longer perform these acts unconsciously as well as speak in your normal voice without it being softer, this may be a Parkinson’s disease symptom.

How Can Parkinson’s Rehabilitation on Long Island  Help?

    • There is no one true cure for Parkinson’s disease, but medications and therapy can be used to help the symptoms.
    • Our team will be able to determine the level of care each person needs according to their assessment of their condition. We will figure how much time the patient needs to spend rehabbing a day to see a difference.
    • The actual rehabilitation may list many different therapies because of the severity and overall effects of Parkinson’s disease. Some of the therapies might include physical therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy.

Although there is no one true cure for Parkinson’s disease, rehabilitation can significantly help to improve your daily life and allow you to do the things you love. In addition, our team can provide guidance to families on how to use equipment pertaining to the condition. If you are in need of Parkinson’s rehabilitation on Long Island, contact Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island’s to make an appointment today!