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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects a person’s movement and coordination abilities. Symptoms can vary between individuals; however, an individual with Parkinson’s disease will often experience difficulty walking and develop slower, smaller movements as symptoms progress.

The good news is that Physical Therapy and exercise can help improve function and movement in people with Parkinson’s disease. A Physical Therapist will use techniques to address flexibility, strength, posture, and balance to improve confidence, safety, and daily function.

MPT’s Mohammed Altemawi, DPT is pursuing an LSVT BIG certification, an effective, one-on-one treatment that helps people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT BIG interventions address the slower, smaller movements that develop with Parkinson’s disease by training individuals to increase the size of their movements. Practicing these movements improves safety with walking and can also make it easier to perform daily activities such as getting out of bed and getting dressed.

Learn more about LSVT BIG below:

Contact us below to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our therapists. Your therapist will provide an individualized assessment and develop a customized treatment plan to help you attain your goals. We offer in-person visits at our offices in Riverdale and the Upper West Side, concierge in-home sessions, and virtual visits over Telehealth to cater to all of your needs.

We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
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