There’s no question that exercise has a positive impact on patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It’s been shown to slow the progress of tremors, improve balance and mobility, and allow for the continuation of daily activities. Beyond PD-specific symptom management, though, lies the significant impact exercise can have on the more intangible, but very real aspects of living with PD, things like depression, memory loss, and low self-esteem.
Unweighting tools like AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill™ technology can help reduce body-weight load during exercise, allowing patients with PD to exercise for longer durations while monitoring their gait, preventing injuries and falls, and incrementally increasing exercise intensity. It’s working out, but it’s working out smart: with the help of AlterG technology and a qualified physical therapist. Patients can participate in a workout program that’s tailored to their specific symptoms, needs, and progression.
The results can be remarkable.