With the right treatments, physical therapy and exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson's disease and help you maintain good quality of life.
We will help you move and feel better!
It's possible to slow progression and maintain good quality of life with the right treatments.
Physical therapy is one part of a comprehensive wellness plan for anyone living with a neurodegenerative movement disorder. In addition to standard physical therapy treatments, Dr. Tara Pandiscia is certified to provide LSVT Big treatment, an intensive, amplitude focused approach supported by scientific research.
Evidence-based treatments that we offer include: aerobic exercise and strength training.
It is important for any exercise plan to be of adequate intensity and frequency in order to challenge and effect changes to the body and brain.
LSVT BIG TREATMENT
The treatment protocol includes 16 treatments in one month (4 days per week for 4 weeks). The program includes a daily exercise program, as well as gait, balance, and functional task training.
Benefits of this approach include: faster walking, improved balance, ability to perform daily activities.
About Our Parkinson's Specialist
Dr. Tara Pandiscia, PT, DPT, PYT, is a Board certified and licensed Physical Therapist with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University. Areas of focus include geriatrics, balance and fall prevention, and neurological movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and MS.