Treating Parkinson’s with Physical Therapy

Treating Parkinson’s with physical therapy is recommended to reduce stiffness and discomfort and to allow patients to continue to perform daily tasks and retain independence. PD experts agree that physical activity is beneficial to PD patients at all stages of their disease, including at early diagnosis.

Physical therapists trained in treating neurological conditions recommend exercises for people with PD aimed at improved balance and coordination, flexibility, endurance and strength. Read on for a Physical Therapy for PD Q&A.

Video: Elevated Homocysteine in Parkinson’s

Scientific literature contains a multitude of research studies linking homocysteine to poor health. Elevated homocysteine in Parkinson’s is thought to worsen oxidative stress on the neurons that produce dopamine and make them more easily damaged by environmental toxins. This video by Neurology Solutions Nurse Practitioner Jordan Harborth explains the correlation between homocysteine (Hcy), a non-protein amino acid, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Video Explores Intermittent Fasting to Enhance Metabolism

Intermittent fasting and restricted caloric intake is powerfully neuroprotective. Short-term fasting stimulates autophagy, a metabolic process that eliminates cell waste that may be responsible for many of the effects of aging. Studies have demonstrated that fasting can help prevent heart disease, speed fat loss, as well as slow or reverse aging. Researchers have found that the autophagy process is often defective in cancer, infectious diseases, immunological disorders and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Lifestyle, Metabolic Enhancements for Parkinson’s

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Dr. Robert Izor elaborates on the positive outcome of lifestyle and metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s disease. Metabolic enhancements for neurodegenerative disorders, also known as MEND, is a medical protocol designed to combat age-related decline and lessen disability. The MEND approach incorporates optimizing overall lifestyle and nutrition, stress reduction, sleep, hormone levels and a variety of other factors.

This video is the first of a series on metabolic enhancement for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions by Neurology Solutions.

DBS troubleshooting evaluation

Neurology Solutions offers DBS troubleshooting evaluations

Neurology Solutions Movement Disorders Center is offering same-day DBS troubleshooting evaluations for new implanted patients to assess deep brain stimulation problems and failures. Patients will receive an initial 1-1/2 hour medical consultation and multiple follow-up programming sessions, as needed, until optimal DBS results are achieved. Neurology Solutions will thoroughly analyze your DBS system as part of the DBS evaluation to determine adequate medication dosing, optimal lead placement, and to investigate problems related to stimulation or hardware.

Neurology Solutions providers oversee the post-operative management of more than 150 patients with DBS.

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