The Parkinson disease patients can truly benefit by an intensive rehabilitation program based on physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The rehabilitation program aims at improving walking, balance and flexibility, increasing aerobic skill and eventually the functional independence.
The aim of rehabilitation is the best possible recovery of the functional independence of the patient through teaching walking again, through restraining the spasticity of the hemiplegic limps, through teaching again everyday life activities, improving swallowing and speech and through the proper psychological support.
The best rehabilitation outcome is directly related to the time of intervention. Therefore, the early start of a rehabilitation program increases the expected result.
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