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Terapia Física

La terapia física puede ayudarle a manejar los síntomas físicos del mal de Parkinson. Los fisioterapeutas pueden enseñarle ejercicios para que usted los haga solo, o puede asistir a sesiones regulares de terapia física.

La terapia física puede ayudarle a:

  • Incrementar su fuerza
  • Reducir la rigidez
  • Desarrollar la flexibilidad
  • Mejorar su resistencia
  • Optimizar la coordinación
  • Aprender a prevenir caídas


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Last reviewed May 2015 by Rimas Lukas, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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