We Empower People Suffering With Parkinson’s To Be Active, Independent, & Thriving In Their Home & In The Community
If you’ve got a problem with independence with your mobility due to Parkinson’s – it’s very tempting to blame the Parkinson’s itself. After all, this illness is supposed to just get worse over time, correct? Isn’t the medication the main treatment to improve walking and mobility? That’s what the doctor seemed to say. Doesn’t falling and losing independence just happen with the Parkinson’s?
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, this is a common problem, and we work with people every day all over Dallas Fort/Worth to empower people suffering from Parkinson’s disease get their independence back.
And everybody we see with Parkinson’s wants to know…
“There Has To Be Something That Will Keep Me Independence, Keep Me Active, & Live My Life, What More Can I Do?”
“I’ve Been To All The ‘Parkinson’s Programs’… That Only Got Me So Far. Isn’t There Something Else I Can Do To Take Control Of My Life Again?
Does That Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time all over Dallas/Fort Worth is when people get lumped into Parkinson’s rehabilitation programs. Those work great, because those programs are specific to Parkinson’s, but they may not be specific to the PERSON. Not every person with Parkinson’s is the same, and should not be treated that way. We have another solution for Physical Therapy to improve independence with Parkinson’s… and that’s to work with YOU as an INDIVIDUAL PERSON!
We hear all the time “My neurologist sent me to that Parkinson’s program at that large hospital. It was good, but I still have problems with my independence.” “My balance is still off” “I’m having problems overcoming the freezing” “I want to get back to being active in the community” “Can Physical Therapy actually help?”
In the best of cases, people spot the early physical problems with Parkinson’s, seek help, seek support groups, guidance, exercise classes, and are very proactive in their care. They question their neurologist, read articles about the newest advances in Parkinson’s, and seek out specialists that can empower them to maintain their quality of life.
In the worst of cases, people put the problem off for months and years. They would benefit from being more proactice with their Parkinson’s. They may FINALLY seek a real solution to the problem when they end up in the hospital from a fall, maybe breaking a hip or ending up with a head injury. Too many people go from the hospital to a nursing home, and that is something NOBODY wants. Much can be done early on to prevent a lot of these problems.
Do You Need A Full Jump-Start To Taking Control of Your Parkinson’s
Are You Looking For The Extra Edge That’s Going To Ensure You Maintain Your Lifestyle As Long As Possible?
We Have A Solution
It’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible, nor does it give you an actual SOLUTION or PLAN to your problem.
Problems with balance, freezing, and falling with Parkinson’s can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ – as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.
Do You Feel That Way Too?
If You’re Currently Living With Problems With Mobility Because of Parkinson’s, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why This Might Be Happening:
- Your mobility problems may be caused by something other than Parkinson’s. You are an individual person, not a diagnosis. Individual people have mobility problems for specific reasons. What might be your specific reason that’s holding you back from moving like you would like?
- Maybe too many people have told you to “Be Careful”. You went to the Doctor who told you to “be careful” “don’t fall” “this is a part of age” “this comes with Parkinson’s”, but those aren’t actual solutions. They just made you more fearful, which made your balance even worse!
- You may have a specific problem with your central balance system (Vestibular System). This specific cause of balance problems may or may not come with dizziness or vertigo… and the symptoms can be so vague, confusing, and hard to describe. This may have nothing to do with Parkinson’s but is a real and common cause of balance problems and dizziness. These symptoms are common for people with Parkinson’s.
- You may for one reason or another have lost your ability to know where your legs are in space, so it feels like you have to consciously pick up your feet to walk, look down at your legs so you don’t trip, or you are just falling randomly for no reason. These are signs of another specific problem, which has nothing to do with Parkinson’s.
- You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past. Your well-intentioned neurologist sent you to a Parkinson’s specific rehabilitation program and even ensuring the therapists were certified in Parkinson’s-specific training. But because the rehabilitation was specific to Parkinson’s and not YOU, that program only got you so far. Or… by the time you were really beginning to see some good progress, they had to stop. What was achieved was “good enough”… but you sure didn’t think so. You wanted to keep on going!
- What you may need is a coach to guide you through this. Parkinson’s is not going away, and IS so frustrating! Sometimes you need a specialist to be there to guide, coach, encourage, be straight forward, be relentlessly fighting for what YOU want, and never leave you or tell you your progress is “good enough” when you can see there is more progress you can make.
- You may have ended up in the hospital recently or a long time ago. Maybe you have other medical problems other than Parkinson’s that are making your situation even more complicated. This is when a physical therapy specialist can help with your Parkinson’s. But where to find a specialist to work with you through all these problems?
What Can I Do To Get Me Back To Living My Life As Much As Is Possible Given My Situation?”…
Well, here’s 4 things you can do:
- First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking they’re “not ready yet”, have to deal with some other problems first, wait to see the next doctor they have an appointment with… but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse
- Start Walking Every Day, Preferably Outside – taking a brisk walk of continuously walking, without stopping for up to 10, 15, 30, 45 minutes will not only help your heart and your lungs, but it will help your balance too. Walking outside challenges your balance even more than on a flat surface, and its usually a lot more enjoyable too.
- Stand up Every Day From The Chair As Many Times As You Can– This will strengthen your legs and work on your balance. Its amazing what it takes to balance standing up from a chair and staying on our feet. Even better… if you can stand up without using your hands, KEEP THAT UP! Do that as many times in a row that you can EVERY DAY. This is so important to keep you strong and well-balanced.
- Find a specialist that will work on YOUR specific problems and find SPECIFIC solutions based on YOU as an individual, not a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Find a specialist that will guide, coach, encourage, be realistic, and, NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU! By getting on the right path, finding the true cause of the problem, will also empower you on the path to solving this problem over the long-term, so you can maintain you independence as long as possible.
If you would like to know how Optimove Physical Therapy & Wellness can help you with your independence with Parkinson’s, no matter where you live in Dallas/Fort Worth – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment in the comfort of your own home to see how individualized Physical Therapy can help with you be more independent with Parkinson’s.
Note: This Free Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people so they can get more information face-to-face with us, in-person, so you know who your team is. Maybe you are unsure of the benefits we can provide for you, or if it is right for you. Maybe you would like to invite your children or spouse to help you decide if this is right for you. We understand you may have been let down in the past, so we want you to have as much information as you can without any cost or obligation before you commit to anything. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Free Discovery Visit that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.
So the next question is:
“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist from Optimove Physical Therapy & Wellness Find You REAL Solutions To Your Problems With Parkinson’s – In The Next Few Days?”
Here’s just a few of the things our Optimove Team can do for you:
- We can let you know what the true cause of your mobility problems with Parkinson’s, so you can have peace of mind starting with the FIRST SESSION (The Initial Evaluation Or Even The Discovery Visit).
- We can EMPOWER you on your own journey, with your plan, specific to you and the cause of your mobility problems with Parkinson’s, so you have control in the situation, possibly for the first time!
- We will work with your problem holistically by looking at you, your environment, your daily activities, medical history, and psychological factors (very important).
- We will tailor-make your program around you, your ambitions, your wants, what you truly want to get back to doing. We will be RELENTLESS to achieve this, and WE WILL NOT STOP until you tell us. We will NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU!
- We can help progress your mobility each step of the way. That is why this is a journey, not a quick fix. Improving physical abilities, independence with mobility and improving balance and preventing falls with Parkinson’s is a step-by-step process that requires persistency, consistency, and work. Are you ready?
- We will do our utmost to keep you out of the hospital or nursing home, keep you where you want to live as long as possible.
- We as Physical Therapists who work with Parkinson’s are another medical provider that can keep an eye on you and communicate with your doctor when needed. This is a holistic medical approach as well.
- We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that this problem has taken from you.
If you would like to enquire about availability, you can contact at (214) 712-8242 and reach out to us TODAY. There is no obligation to call. Do not hesitate to begin the journey to solve this problem!