The rehabilitation of Parkinson's disease patients comprises various forms of therapy: physical, speech and psychosocial therapy. Physical rehabilitation is used in conjunction with various anti-parkinsonian agents as a non-pharmacological treatment for Parkinson's disease. This book explores the long-term and short-term benefits of physical therapy and the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation. It is ideal for geriatricians, neurologists, pharmacologists and anyone working with these patients.
' …this textbook gives a sufficient scientific basis to incite the interest of the neurologist of the necessity to prescribe multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for [Parkinson's Disease] in association drug treatment'. - Karin Diserens, Lausanne
The Potential for Recovery and Repair
Impact of the Disease on the Patients
Rehabilitation and Therapy Input
Evaluating the Outcome of Rehabilitation Interventions
Service Delivery (Potential Models of Care)