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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can a physiotherapist help someone with Parkinson's disease?

    Hi, my father has been suffering from Parkinson's disease and his GP mentioned seeing a physiotherapist. How can they help? What would treatment consist of?
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    Bonnie Cheyne

    Physiotherapist

    I am a physiotherapist with 9 years of experience in private and public physiotherapy settings. The majority of my work is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and … View Profile

    A physiotherapist may be able to help your father by assessing and treating any postural changes or pain associated with Parkinson's Disease, as well as assess mobility. They will be able to provide your father with an exercise program to help minimise postural changes and associated pain, and may be able to provide strategies for dealing with tremors or other symptoms.

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    Kirsty Woods

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi I’m Kirsty Woods,I would like to use my experience, expertise and passion to help you reach your weight, energy and health goalsI have been … View Profile

    Physiotherapists/Exercise Physiologist can design a program to help maintain strength in muscles to aid in everyday tasks such as mobility. Parkinson’s patients benefit from a multifaceted approach ie: focusing on different areas with different health professionals.

    All the best!!!

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