Thursday, August 30, 2012

Parkinsons Puzzle with Wii

Septembers Physical Therapy Journal:
"Use of a cane improved recovery from a slip with people with Parkinson Disease"
"Balance with people with Parkenson Disease can be improved with repeated perturbation training"
Perturbation training can be described as:
Controlled, unpredictable forces directed to an unstable surface for improve ability to stabilize with muscle contractions. 
If you haven't tried the Wii Fit, a perturbation freindly device created to improve balance, feel free to stop in PTW Lansdale for a free demonstration. 

PTW, located in Lansdale, Quakertown, Montgomeryville, and West Norriton, has been rated North Penn's Best PT for 10 consecutive years.  With over 12 Physical Therapists and a staff of 43, PTW is your local body repair stop!