Physical, Occupational, Speech, Psychological,
Nutrition and Education

Physical Therapy

Your mobility in the early and mid-stage of your Parkinson's can be improved with a special exercise program.

getting exercise

You would really benefit from doing some regular swimming, walking and/or bicycling. Just start! It’s much easier once you’ve begun. They don’t call it ‘the great outdoors’ for nothing!


As your condition advances, your doctor may prescribe exercises for improving your postural instability, stooped posture and shuffling gait. Another option that may improve your gait is visualization. Get someone to teach you a few of these techniques.

It is very important that you also get into strength training, and continue with it for the rest of your life.

Occupational and Speech Therapy

Your doctor may recommend you look into occupation and speech therapy as your condition progresses. Both may be very helpful with managing the activities involved in your daily living.

Psychotherapy

There is a possibility that you may experience depression or other psychiatric disturbances with the onset of PD. This is very common. You will need to seek out psychological counseling. Your doctors may suggest trying antidepressants, as other PD patients have found them to be quite helpful.

NutritionYour diet may need to be adjusted. You need to be eating a well-balanced diet - more now than ever! Set up a dietary consultation with a dietician or medical nutritionist, as soon as possible.

You can get some idea of what a helpful diet would look like by clicking on Diet We've provided a page on this topic for you.

Besides a well-balanced diet, there are certain excellent supplements worthy of your consideration. The most important one, in our opinion, is an un-denatured whey protein.

It is a supplement that has the potential to alleviate, and maybe even reverse, your PD symptoms.

Details on this supplement have been provided for you on this site. Simply click on the Traditional Therapies link.

Psychological Support

From the time you first experience symptoms, and throughout the course of your PD, you will need psychological support.

The idea of asking for help and support may be foreign to you, but you need it now. Luckily, there are people in your life, and others soon to enter your life, who are willing and able to provide it for you.

People such as: family members, friends, your family physician, a neurologist, occupational and speech therapists, a family counselor, and a psychiatrist or psychologist, if necessary.

Whatever you need, it is out there for you. Seek it out. Make sure you get what you need.

Provide your family members and caregivers with all the available information on Parkinson's. They need to understand PD and its complications.

There's even help out there for your caregivers! Yes, they can get into a local caregiver support group.

Education

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to continue educating yourself on your condition. This website is a great start. Check back to this site often as we will be adding content regularly.

Find out all you can about Parkinson's. Knowledge is power. But, only the action of taking that power and making it work for you will create positive change in your life. Study all the information provided for you on this website, then take control of your situation by making some decisions and choices that you feel are best for you.

Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine
Medications
Diet
Therapeutic Surgery Options
Alternative Medicine-PD
To Top of Page