My Favorite Purchases for Improved Function for Parkinson's Disease
As a physical therapist and mom, I’m always on the look out for tools to simplify life. Here are a list of items I have used with patients with Parkinson’s Disease that I find really work!
These weighted sticks are great for people with decreased trunk rotation. By walking with them they help mobilize the shoulders and improve trunk rotation for flexibility. They were designed and created by a physical therapist.
This is great DVD for anyone who has done the LSVT BIG. It is not a replacement for physical therapy, it is simply a complementary tool to help you do your BIG exercises daily.
These is a download for “blank checks." It has one enlarged check on one page, and three normal size checks on the other. Its a way for people with PD to practice writing legibly inside of a check.
Weighted cutlery can make a difference for people with difficulty feeding themselves due to tremor or fine motor skills.
This is a more expensive version of weighted cutlery and I have not actually seen this product in action. I know a lot of Occupational Therapists recommend it though, so I imagine it is a great product.
What about you? What are your favorite tools for improving function in Parkinson’s ?
Comment below because I want to know!
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