The Importance of Tracking Physical Progress With Parkinson’s Disease

In this video from the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, physical therapist Mike Studer talks about how tracking can help Parkinson’s disease patients recognize and measure their progress over time.

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Studer explains that patients often feel frustrated because they feel they’re not progressing in physical therapy, but when they chart their progress, they can see how far they’ve actually come over a period of time, which encourages them to continue.

Looking back a month, six months, a year or more helps Parkinson’s disease patients see that they have in fact progressed and that they’re getting stronger. This gives them a sense of control and achievement and help motivate them to do more in the future.

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