theyd say it takes a tremendous amount of time to do routine things. They have difficulty getting up from a chair. They have become dependent on family members. Friends and family cant hear them speak when theyre talking so they are often ignored. Many patients diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, are referred for physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Farron says, youre doing lots of repetitions and making lots of changes that are kind of unconscious for most of us. Topeka therapists are using the nationalLSVT Big Loud method, to help with common symptoms, like slowed movement and speech changes. The idea is that someone is working on physically moving through greater space or theyre using their voice to be louder, said Farron. It certainly does help with decreased falling, increased mobility, better ability to converse and so on and so forth, said Dr. Hartej. All work and no play,is never fun! SoKaren puts therapy practices into action, based on the patients interests. For Marlyn, its all about the music.
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