Top 6 physiotherapy exercises for parkinson’s disease

1) Flexibility Exercises:

To improve the flexibility of joints, some flexion, extension and stretching exercises include Chest Stretch, Wrist Stretch, Hip Roll, Head Movements etc., which helps in reducing pain and muscle stiffness.

2) Strengthening Exercises:

There are many exercises to increase the strength and resistance of your body parts. Below ones are the effective exercises to strengthen your hands and legs:

a) Walking on the lawn.
b) Squats for lower limbs.
c) Push Ups.
d) Dumbles.
e) Therabands.

3) Breathing Exercises:

Breathing exercises help to relax body muscles, reduce stiffness, chest/lung capacity and changes in voice/speech who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Below ones are the best-suggested exercises:

a) Diaphragmatic and Segmental Breathing.
b) Thoracic Expansion Exercises.
c) Incentive Spirometry.
d) Yogic Breathing.

4) Gait Training:

Gait training is always recommended to increase the stability of walking or standing. This is also called physical therapy which helps in improves confidence levels while walking without anyone’s assistance. Following are few Gait training types:

a) Tandem walking.
b) Forward, Backward &Sideway Walking.
c) Walking over the obstacles.

5) Balance & Co-ordination:

Simple exercises help in balancing the movement of the upper, lower body while standing. Below exercises help improve the muscle strength and coordination in daily independent activities:

a) Toe Standing.
b) Standing on one leg.
c) Swiss Ball Exercises.
d) Frenkel's Exercises.

6) Functional Exercises:

Lastly, exercises are needed for hands and legs to help improve the grip like handwriting, buttoning the shirt, tying a shoelace or holding lace with toes, placing some things or arranging properly. These things are very important to make the patient independent to do carry out day to day activities or activities of daily living (ADL).

Now, the most important task is to find a right physiotherapist at home or physiotherapy for Neurological disorders to recover from chronic pains, stiffness in arms, legs &hands.

How to choose a Physiotherapist or Physiotherapy Clinic in Bangalore for Parkinson’s disease treatment and there charges?

The best Physiotherapist is chosen based on,

1) Treatment Planning:

Neuro-Physiotherapist initially assesses the patient conditions based on the patient challenges and needs, then they conduct some tests and diagnose. According to the present signs and symptoms, the treatment is planned based on the patient expectations.

2) Price and Quality Service:

Usually, physiotherapy treatment charges vary as per the patient condition or disease. Nowadays, it is not easy to get a lower price with quality care. The charges in the clinic will be decided based on the treatment given. Physiotherapy is charged around Rs.300/- to Rs.450/-, approximately.

Home care physiotherapy treatment charges will be around 500/- to 800/-. The charges will be based on the treatment protocol.

3) Same Locality & Infrastructure Facilities:

Always, select a physiotherapy clinic located in the same area or city where you live. It should be easy to travel for the patient, communicate and can save so much time.  Some of the clinics offer home physiotherapy services for neurological disorder patients.

Also check, the clinic is equipped with modern facilities or not and should contain all kind of physiotherapy equipment and exercise therapy needs.


The suggested exercises have to be performed under supervision or with the assistance of a caregiver.

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