What is Parkinson’s Disease (PD)?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes it is genetic, but most cases do not seem to run in families.
PD usually begins around age 60, but it can start earlier. It is more common in men than in women.
It is considered a chronically progressive disease. The rate of progression varies from patient to patient
Watch a video by Dr. Abha Agrawal on Parkinson's Disease
Watch a video by Dr. Abha Agrawal on Parkinson's rehab at A4 Clinics
What do you feel?
- Loss of balance
- Risk and fear of falling or repeated falls
- Freezing / slowing of movements
- Tremors – shaking of hands, arms, legs etc.
- Slow walking
- Slow / small/ altered hand-writing
- Change in speech
- Depression / sleep problems
- Loss of control over life
What are the symptoms of PD?
- Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
- Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
- Slowness of movement
- Poor balance and coordination
Parkinson’s Recovery Program
Here is what we do for you:
- Targeted exercises for your symptoms
- Robotics for upper extremity
- Computerized balance & coordination training
- Walking training
- Brain stimulation to improve mood / memory
- Strength and movement therapy