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Parkinson’s Disease

Tough But Ready with LSVT Rehab

By | 2018-09-05T14:41:54+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

Lydia Arana, 79, is a soft-spoken woman, living with Parkinson’s disease but not willing to let it keep her down. The Matawan resident was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease in 2007 and has lived with fluctuating levels of intense tremors for years, but last year she started the [...]

Rock Steady: How Ken Fights Back Against Parkinson’s

By | 2018-09-05T14:46:32+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Rock Steady Boxing can help patients improve balance, strength, and agility. Ken Springer goes to the gym twice every week to box his enemy. But he’s not fighting against any ordinary opponent—this one is a degenerative movement disorder that causes a deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. [...]

Growing Confidence after Parkinson’s Rehabilitation

By | 2018-08-21T06:37:59+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Before the program, Mark Herman was falling frequently. “He was very unsteady,” his wife, Barbara, recalls. “Frankly, it was very frightening.” Mark, a Jackson resident, had been living with Parkinson’s disease for the past four years, and his now 72-year-old body was having difficulty performing everyday tasks. His recurrent falls were [...]

Heather Thinks BIG to Fight Parkinson’s

By | 2018-05-07T08:51:59+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Though Howell resident Heather Cooper had once been an active, outgoing person, her symptoms from early onset Parkinson’s disease began five years ago and got progressively worse. “I’d always been very adventurous and athletic and had even worked as a yoga instructor and at a ski resort managing a lodge, [...]

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