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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Rehabilitation

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting the cells that produce dopamine in the brain. When dopamine levels decrease, it causes abnormal brain activity, leading to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is estimated 55,000 Canadians aged 18 and older are currently living with disease.

Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms can be different for everyone. Some of the common symptoms are resting tremors, slow movement, stooped posture and rigidity in the joints. These can often result in higher risk for falls, decreased cardiovascular function or pain in the areas of the body that aren’t able to move as well.

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Parkinson's

  • Improves mobility
  • Decreases pain and tension
  • Gait re-education
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases strength
  • Improves quality of life
  • Reduces the risk of falls

How Can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation an individualized treatment plan will be developed based on the assessment findings. Treatment may include myofascial release, stretching exercises, balance and coordination activities, as well as strengthening/core stabilization exercises. We will work with you to re-teach or adapt movements, keep active and encourage your independence.

Clients do not require a doctor referral, however we work closely with your physician and other care providers.  Caregivers are welcome to attend appointments and assist in the rehabilitation program when appropriate.