Reducing Your Risk of Falling With Parkinson’s Disease
In this 2015 video from the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s, Heather Knight, a physical therapist, talks about managing the risk of falling.
Knight starts by detailing some of the risks people with Parkinson’s face, including tripping hazards, different underfoot surfaces, poor lighting, gait, and fatigue. She also talks about some practical tips to help prevent some of the potential hazards such as grab bars in the bathroom, stair railings, improved lighting, and decluttering.
Yoga, Tai chi, dancing and even boxing are all recommended exercises to help Parkinson’s patients with their balance, which in will turn help prevent falls. Knight also demonstrates some exercises which can aid mobility and improve balance.
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