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Evidence Based Approach Rehabilitation for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Across Continuum of Disability

Evidence Based Approach Rehabilitation for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Across Continuum of Disability

Understanding disability in Parkinson’s disease

Living with Parkinson’s disease affects every aspect of the life of a patient and creates challenges when new symptoms emerge. Patients with Parkinson’s disease can experience the following symptoms as a neurodegenerative disease:

  • Walking difficulties
  • Decreased balance and coordination
  • Postural problems
  • Deconditioning
  • Fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Involuntary movements
  • Difficulty with handwriting
  • Diminished oral and motor skills
  • Decreased speech intelligibility and volume
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Evidence-Based Rehab of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Recent evidence suggests that music-based movement therapy may be a promising treatment to improve gait and gait-related activities in Parkinson’s disease patients, because it normally combines cognitive movement strategies, cueing techniques, balance exercises and physical activity while focusing on the enjoyment of moving on music instead of the current mobility limitations of the patient.

Evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation are known to improve physical performance, strength, balance, gait, and health-related quality of life among people with Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s disease are most often not seen earlier in the course of the disease when rehabilitation could play a key role in secondary preventive care. Secondary prevention would implicate addressing early Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms, most preferably immediately upon diagnosis, to optimize the condition of the central nervous system as well as other peripheral systems such as the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in order to maximize function and slow advancement of disability. Even earlier intervention should be considered, as we think that rehabilitation may ultimately serve a role in primary prevention of Parkinson’s disease. Primary prevention would entail treating those without current neurologic signs and symptoms in order to prevent Parkinson’s disease from ever developing.

Ultimately, there is a need to redefine the role of rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease to include the provision of primary, secondary, and third prevention approaches. Across this spectrum from primary through tertiary care, the application of multidisciplinary approaches is required to optimize the health, function, and quality of life of individuals at risk for, or who already have, Parkinson disease. Only then will the full potential of rehabilitation in the management of Parkinson’s disease be realized.

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We are from Sirisilla District, due to severe hypertension, three nerves got cut in my father’s (Gangaiah) brain. We visited many hospitals but in vain. We got to know about Ucchvas through friends and came here. After admission at Ucchvas, my father recovered in 6 days. We are very happy that our father progressed well. We recommend Ucchvas.

Mr. Chandra Mohan
Mr. Chandra Mohan

My son, Sai Krishna, (20), met with a bike accident. We came to know about Ucchvas Physical Rehabilitation Centre through one of our relatives and got him admitted here. At Ucchvas, physiotherapists and nurses took great care of my son round the clock. We are delighted and happy that our son recovered quickly.

Mrs. Mangamma
Mrs. Mangamma

My brother, Narendra, slipped and fell off the stairs and went into coma. We admitted him here at Ucchvas. He was out of coma within a short span of time and was able to walk by himself. I personally feel that Ucchvas gave my brother a second life. We are very grateful for their service.

Mrs. Mannama
Mrs. Mannama

This is Creena, My husband’s name is Anil Kumar, and I work as a staff nurse in Govt Hospital. On November 6, 2018, my husband suddenly fell down, got high sugar and went into a coma. He was treated in a hospital where the doctors advised that he needs rehabilitation treatment as he has a neurological problem. In November, we got admitted him in Ucchvas Rehab Centre. He got therapy for 47 days. Ucchvas Team provided us with good support. Each and every physiotherapist, doctor and staff member in Ucchvas took good care of my husband. Nursing and Physio Staff attended us 24×7 whenever there is a need. Doctors advised in the previous hospital that the chances of recovery are less; after joining Ucchvas and a few days of physiotherapy, we got hope. He recovered well and we are getting discharged. Thank you Ucchvas. I promote Ucchvas.

Mrs. Creena
Mrs. Creena
Evidence Based Approach Rehabilitation for Patients with Parkinson's Disease Across Continuum of Disability