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Boxing Against Parkinson’s Disease

By |2024-05-10T08:13:18-04:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

Terry Marcus enjoyed playing baseball in his younger days and now loves to toss a ball around with his grandson. But while America’s favorite pastime is near and dear to his heart, it’s boxing – among other therapies – that’s helping Terry in the fight of his life. Terry, an [...]

A Clearer Picture of Parkinson’s Disease

By |2021-06-15T16:43:22-04:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Parkinson’s disease is generally diagnosed through a comprehensive clinical evaluation that includes a medical history and a physical examination, but conditions like essential tremors and drug-induced Parkinsonism can have symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. CentraState is one of a few hospitals in the region to now offer DaTscan™, an [...]

New Movement Disorder Program Offers Neurological Expertise

By |2022-09-06T11:08:56-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Mobility and function are among the key indicators of good health across the lifespan, according to Brian Mason, PT, DPT, clinical director of rehabilitation services at CentraState. If you notice you’re having any issues in these areas, CentraState now offers a new Movement Disorder Program that’s designed to detect any [...]

Tough But Ready with LSVT Rehab

By |2024-05-10T08:42:39-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience, Patient Stories|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 |2024-05-10T08:42:41-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|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 |2024-05-10T08:42:45-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|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 |2024-05-10T08:42:49-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Patient Stories|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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