Kinesitherapy in Parkinson’s disease

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 1


[b]Introduction.[/b] Parkinson’s disease is an incurable, degenerative disease of the nervous system, leading to progressive disability, loss of independence and reduced quality of life. objective. The aim of this study is presentation of the most important issues concerning kinesitherapy in Parkinson’s disease. [b]Short description of state of knowledge[/b]. Kinesitherapy is an inseparable part of the treatment and plays a very important role in the process of increasing efficiency and adaptation of the patient to live with the disease. Exercises not only have a significant impact on the common symptoms in the course of the disease, but also on the general state of health. The course of the disease is different in each patient; therefore, an individual selection of therapy is important. It depends on motor and non-motor symptoms, and the general state of health. Exercises recommended in patients with Parkinson’s disease are: breathing exercises, gait learning, strengthening, coordination, relaxation exercises, music therapy, dancing and movement games. Regular exercises, patient’s active involvement and the implementation of an exercise programme in the home environment is a prerequisite for the effectiveness of kinesitherapy. [b]Summary[/b]. Kinesitherapy plays an important role in the process of increasing the efficiency of a patient, preventing disability and maintaining independence and good quality of life as long as possible.

Authors and Affiliations

Dorota Kozak-Putowska, Joanna Iłżecka, Jolanta Piskorz, Gustaw Wójcik


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Dorota Kozak-Putowska, Joanna Iłżecka, Jolanta Piskorz, Gustaw Wójcik (2015). Kinesitherapy in Parkinson’s disease. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(1), 19-23.