Rehabilitation therapy is one of the pillars of our treatment philosophy that embraces patient-centered care.
Physical therapists specialize in physical movement such as joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, balance and ambulation. Physical Therapy for movement disorders will enhance movement efficiency and performance, provide guidance toward home exercise programs for health and prevention at all stages of disease, focus on pain control, reduce fall risk and help with caregiver education. Our therapy space has a full service area that includes resistance and cardiovascular equipment, modalities such as ultrasound, cognitive and neuromotor training, a computerized balance station, body-weight training, posture assessment tools and a gym floor specialized for exercise.
Cara Dobbertin, DPT offers physical therapy services at the Englewood Clinic and Dr. Nancy Quick offers physical therapy services at the Fort Collins Clinic. We also consult with a broad base of Colorado physical therapists that have expertise and additional training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. We collaborate with many PT offices local to patients.
Physical therapy can help you if you answer yes to any of the following:
- Do you need an exercise program specifically for Parkinson’s disease or other neurologic disease?
- Do you have back or joint pain that limits your movement?
- Do you get out of breath easily when walking or feel tired most of the day?
- Do you have trouble getting out of a chair, getting out of your car or getting out of bed?
- Are you having trouble with walking, falling or fear of falling?
- Do you have problems with falling, balance, walking or freezing while trying to walk?
- Is your posture changing?
- Do you need a walking aid such as a cane or walker?
- Do you have exercise limitations?
- Does your carepartner need information and training how to best help you move?
- Do you have joint or muscle pain or spasms?
- Do you need help selecting the right wheelchair for improved independence?
- Do you have vision problems affecting your coordination or movement?
- Do you have trouble with bladder control?
- Are you changing or avoiding some of your daily activities due to mobility issues?
- Do you feel dizzy when you move?