Parkinson's Disease

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease?

Are you or a loved one having episodes of freezing or small steps when walking?

Is Parkinson’s Disease limiting your ability to function at home?


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Parish Physical Therapy in Scott, LA

Parkinson’s Disease

Informational Flyer on Parkinson's Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which controls movement.

In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression. You might begin to shuffle or notice your arms do not swing normally while walking. Speech may become softened or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time; however, skilled Physical Therapy can slow or even stall it’s progression.

Parkinson’s Disease cannot be cured, but a combination of medication and physical therapy CAN HELP to significantly improve your quality of life!

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Tremors or “shaking” of your hands or feet
  • Slowed movement or “bradykinesia”
  • Softened or slurred speech
  • Shuffling or “festinating” walking pattern
  • Poor posture
  • Worsening balance or a recent history of multiple falls
  • “Stone Face” inability to smile or make facial expressions

Physical Therapy Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

  • Postural Analysis & Correction
  • Core Strengthening
  • Dynamic Balance Activity
  • Gait Analysis & Training
  • Correction of Muscle Imbalance
  • …and much more!

    What’s the Next Step?

    At Parish Physical Therapy in Scott, LA, we can HELP improve quality of life and movement patterns associated with Parkinson’s Disease by EMPOWERing you with a personalized exercise protocol. Let us HELP you get back to the activities you LOVE!

    If you or somebody you know is suffering with Parkinson’s Disease, DON’T WAIT!

    Call or message us on Facebook ASAP


    For more information on the LSVT BIG program, follow the link:  https://www.lsvtglobal.com/LSVTBig

    Jessica & Chad Jimenez, PT, DPT

    Owners of Parish Physical Therapy

    Hours of Operation

    8:00am – 5:00pm


    8:00am – 5:00pm


    8:00am – 5:00pm


    8:00am – 5:00pm


    8:00am – 4:00pm

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