Treatment may include:
- Gait Training: Gait training refers to exercises that will improve your ability to stand or to walk. Gait training also usually involves balance training as well. (see below). *This will significantly vary from person to person. We strive to meet you where you're at and create a plan that's unique to your needs.
-Aerobic exercise: Aerobic (cardio) exercise helps to improve your endurance, promote positive neuroplasticity, and improve functional outcomes! (Among many other benefits)
-Progressive Resistance Training: Resistance training can help reduce motor disease severity, improve your functional strength and power (think things like ability to carry your groceries, pick up your kids/ pets/ grandkids, and get on and off the floor or up from low chairs), improve non-motor symptoms, and improve overall quality of life.
-Balance Training: Balance training is important to reduce your risk for falls, improve your overall mobility, and improve your confidence!
-Task specific training: This training is unique to you and what you need to work on! Do you have trouble getting in/ out of bed, transferring, getting dressed? These are just a FEW examples of things we can work on in physical therapy!
-Posture and Flexibility: Therapy will also address changes in posture and flexibility to help optimize your function!