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PD Rehabilitation Therapies

Exercise is an important component of rehabilitation. Physical therapy may help with physical function and quality of life. It usually includes active and passive exercise, gait training, and practice in normal activities. To date, no specific exercise approach has been proven to be better than others.

Exercise Program

Gait Training

Reducing Muscle Freezing

Mental Tasks

Speech Therapy. Speech therapy may help those who develop a monotone voice and lose volume, particularly in combination with medications. Therapy is prescribed to help with speech and to evaluate and monitor swallowing.

Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Devices

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