The progress that Jerry has made with Katie in just a few short months is incredible. Jerry has Parkinson's disease. Parkinson’s disease affects the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Parkinson’s disease symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait. After diagnosis, treatments can help relieve symptoms, but there is no cure. By committing to healthy living, Jerry now has more energy, is standing more upright and has drastically improves his balance.
A safe and effective exercise program can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease by increasing muscle strength and endurance, enhancing mobility and reducing your risk of falling. Regular physical activity can also help improve your balance and coordination, and enhance your overall quality of life. The key is to determine what type of exercise is best for you, and to follow a program that accommodates your individual needs and concerns.
The goals of our program is to improve Jerry's functional capacity and ability to perform activities of daily living, increase muscle strength and endurance, improve range of motion, and reduce his risk of injury.
Great Job Jerry!