"We Help Adults with Parkinson's Improve in their day to day activities and manage symptoms better to be more active and spend more time with Friends & Family."
This Is For You If...
You are struggling with every day activities and want to make life easier.
You want to be able to walk better and be safer going up steps or curbs.
You want to become more independent and improve your quality of life.
You want to have better balance and be at less risk of falling.
You want to be able to move more freely and more normally.
This Is Not For You If...
You are happy with the way that you are moving and performing daily activities.
You are unwilling to learn and perform exercises.
You firmly believe that there is nothing that can be done to better your situation.
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Does this sound like you?
Do you feel like your feet get stuck or glued to the floor when walking or turning in small spaces?
Are you having difficulty walking through doorways and walking when there are changes in floor surfaces?
Do your feet freeze when you get anxious or nervous or when you need to move quickly?
Are your arm and leg movements becoming small and slow and is this making it harder and take longer to get dressed?
Are you experiencing fatigue and can't imagine starting an exercise routine because of this?
Is it becoming more difficult for you to lean forward and stand up from sitting?
Is it becoming more difficult to roll in bed?
Are your muscles and joints feeling tight and stiff?
Are you starting to lose your balance and are you afraid that you will fall?
Have others started to notice a difference in the way that you are moving?
If That sounds like you, then Merge Rehab can help.
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive movement disorder that is caused by a degradation of an area of the brainstem called the Substantia Nigra that is responsible for making the neurotransmitter, Dopamine. This causes less Dopamine to be produced and leads to difficulty with movement. It causes you to have poor balance, to become stiff, have smaller movements and frequently causes your extremities to tremor. It is a motor and sensory disease.
Motor- you exhibit smaller, slower motor movements.
Sensory- your brain is not accurately assessing that your movements are becoming smaller and slower which makes it difficult to correct yourself. Many people do not even realize that their movements are becoming smaller.
The Bad news - Parkinson's is a progressive disease and there is no cure. That means that it is going to get worse.
The Good news - research shows that exercise along with medical management may slow movement deterioration and possibly slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.
When it comes to Parkinson's, the right kind of exercise matters.
The LSVT BIG® Program provides specific exercises and treatment with the goal of normalizing movement quality, speed and amplitude. It has been researched and along with medical management, proven effective at helping Parkinson's Patients walk faster with longer steps, increase trunk rotation, improve balance and quality of life. The LSVT BIG program can help to improve fine motor activities (writing, buttoning buttons) functional movements (rolling in bed, standing up) and improve daily activities (getting dressed, bathing).
The LSVT BIG® Program can only be delivered by Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists who have received this additional training and are Certified.
Merge Rehab's LSVT BIG Program:
1 hr sessions 4x/week
4 weeks in a row
Imagine what your life could look like in just a few months if you were able to move better and more freely.
Prioritize your health and start Moving more with Merge Rehab