What is a Movement Disorder?
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, ataxias, tremor, dystonia, tics, and Tourette’s, can lead to a progressive loss of functional independence. These all are complex disorders with genetic and environmental factors contributing to their development.
What Types of Treatment Options Do You Provide for People with Movement Disorders?
- At your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will review your current symptoms and concerns to create an individualized program for you to address those issues and make a path forward to your most safe and functional self.
- The evaluation will consist of a detailed exam assessing your current strength, flexibility, balance, gait and functional tasks – such as getting into/out of a chair, getting into/out of a car, reaching to the top shelf of your cabinets, reaching down to the floor to pick an item up. After the evaluation, your physical therapist will review any deficits identified and perform additional movement analysis as needed to create an individualized program to achieve your specific goals.
Please call (773) 665-9950 for more information or schedule an onsite or virtual appointment.
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