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Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Spring with Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, March 17, 2017
Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).


Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living. 

Research Roundup: A Word of Caution on the Recent Findings about Physical and Occupational Therapy Effectiveness

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Tips for Becoming Physically Active

If you did not exercise regularly before your diagnosis, it can be hard to find the motivation.

Ask your health care provider to refer you to a physical therapist or exercise physiologist for evaluation and to develop an exercise program that fits your needs. In the meantime, here are some tips to get started:

Get started

A good place to start is by building exercise into your daily routine.