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United Physical Therapy is proud to offer movement disorder physical therapy at our West location.

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Our Movement Disorder Physical Therapists:

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Chad Ross
West Clinic


Physical therapy plays a crucial role in managing Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. The primary goal of physical therapy in this context is to improve quality of life through tailored exercise programs and movement strategies. For individuals with PD, physical therapy can help enhance mobility, flexibility, and balance, which are often compromised as the disease progresses. Exercises may focus on gait training, strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning, all of which are designed to reduce symptoms and improve functional abilities.

For other movement disorders, physical therapy offers specialized interventions to manage specific symptoms. For example, individuals with dystonia may benefit from techniques that help to relax and stretch affected muscles, reducing the severity of muscle contractions. Those with essential tremor may receive therapy aimed at improving fine motor skills and coordination, facilitating easier completion of daily tasks.

Visiting a physical therapist can be particularly beneficial for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders for several reasons. First, physical therapists can provide personalized care plans that address the unique challenges faced by each patient, optimizing the effectiveness of treatment. Second, they can teach patients and caregivers strategies to manage symptoms at home, enhancing overall well-being. Furthermore, engaging in regular physical therapy can slow the progression of symptoms, particularly in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, and help maintain independence for as long as possible. Finally, physical therapy can offer support and education, empowering patients to take an active role in managing their condition.

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