Apta_logoApril is Parkinson’s Disease awareness Month and physical therapists are doing their part in working with those afflicted with a disease that affects so many, my father amongst them. Studies suggest that exercise that begins immediately after a Parkinson diagnosis can have a profound impact. Learn how a physical therapist can help someone with PD stay as active and independent as possible by listening to @MoveForwardPT’s “Parkinson Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy,” radio segment http://bit.ly/15oyCAd.

You can learn more about physical therapy’s role in the treatment of Parkinson’s by watching the video Parkinson Disease: Treatment by a Physical Therapist, listening to the APTA’s podcast on Parkinson Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy  or reading the Physical Therapist’s Guide to Parkinson Disease

About the author

Abby serves as the Injury Expert for CBS New York where, since 2010, her Injury Breakdown Blog examines injuries in professional sports. She also blogs on health & fitness as well as sports injuries for Huffington Post, and Recovery Physical Therapy.com, where her blog earned a top ten mention for physical therapy blogs in 2012 @ WorldWideLearn.com. In a ranking of the Top 30 Healthcare Blogs for 2012, Top Masters in Healthcare also rated Abby’s blog in the top three in Physical Therapy! Abby is the founder of Fit-Screen and she welcomes your comments and questions!