The Empowerment! RX Podcast

Exercise and Parkinson's disease, what is the best treatment course?

November 26, 2021 Wendy Season 1 Episode 3
The Empowerment! RX Podcast
Exercise and Parkinson's disease, what is the best treatment course?
Show Notes

Today we speak to Tricia L’Heureux, MPT, a neurological physical therapist with over 15 years’ experience with the Parkinson’s population.  She is LSVT Big Certified, a certified PWR! Therapist, and a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach.  She also has experience working with vestibular conditions. 

Tricia takes us on her journey into physical therapy and how she ended up working with the Parkinson’s population.  She explains why it is important for someone living with Parkinson’s disease work with a therapist that is specialized in Parkinson’s versus a general physical therapist.  She dives into what she is looking for during her evaluation and how she implements your treatment into your everyday activities to make life easier.  She also explains why certain exercises show more carryover than the traditional exercises most physical therapist use to treat. 

If you are unsure of what you should be looking for in your treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Tricia gives you insightful information on what you should be doing.