parkinsons disease Rehabilitation
Today the top neurologists agree that medication is helpless in slowing down Parkinson's disease (PD) progression but exercise may delay PD.
At times exercise can, with the correct intensity, consistency and correct Neuroplasticity
approach, keep symptoms at bay for more than a decade.
Neuroplasticity, which is the brains ability to adapt and regenerate through life experiences, was accepted by the scientific community gradually in the past 3 decades.
There is still much to be learned on the extent of brain reconstruction and how to guide the rehabilitation process to maximize a positive brain change, even in degenerative diseases i.e. PD.
Exercise vs Positive Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is such a popular buzz word these days, but how to practically harness positive brain restructure?
You, as a PD warrior, need plenty of tenacity to see yourself as a healthy person with PD, and develop a plan that reflect it.
Many people with PD were able to reverse some of their symptoms a decade after their diagnosis, using Martial Arts, Ballroom dancing and other movement-based disciplines.
The key is dedication and high standards to skill developing. This is the start.
Just as a person with COPD, some symptoms can be reduced only by relaxing and detaching yourself from imitating the stereotype of the disease.
Then we smile, a lot.
We learn to breathe properly as we did as babies. This for itself set the stage for promoting our innate healing process as our vegetative system become
Sometimes we practice movement with attention to the intention and sometimes we emphasis dramatic expression or the pure joy of movement. There are many ways to wake up your brain. BIG movements, a strategy the was found beneficial in PD rehabilitation will be used extensively, and not only interpreted as a “big physical movement”.
Teaching Parkinson’s disease patients how to fall safely may tap on the potential of Paradoxical kinesia manifestation in Parkinson disease.