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Parkinson's treatment

Symptoms Rigidity: resistance to passive motion. Cow-wheel rigidity: jerky,rachet-like response. Muscles alternately tense and relax. Freezing: break in movement Bradykinesia: slowness and difficulty maintaining movement. Hypokinesia: reduction in speed of mov
Symptoms Micrographia, masked face, fatigue,kyphotic position, festination in gate, dysphagia.
Treatment Relaxation exercises: rocking chair and rhythmic techniques, PNF, Rhythmic initiation, Jacobsen's progressive relaxation. Mobility exerc: postural and rotational activities, PNF, NDT. Balance:increase speed Flexibility: strengthen exten. stretch flex.
Gait Training Weight transference activities- walking forward and back, use devices.
Motor Learning Strategies Procedural learning is slower. External cueing help to facilitate movement.
Functional training Modify ADLs assets for adaptive equipment: clothing, firm chair with arm rest, shoes with leather soles. Adequate nutrition, breathing exercises,aerobic exercise, group training.
Activities That Should be Emphasized ROM, endurance,compensatory strategies, strengthening of extensors and stretching of flexors.
Created by: soniamacdonald