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Dizziness/Light headed Sensations with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Orthostatic Hypotension?

Written by Frank Vickory SPT, CSCS Parkinson’s Disease (PD) generally presents with some combination of four cardinal signs: Bradykinesia (slow movements), rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. However, there are secondary symptoms of PD that can occur in many patients. One of the most common and potentially dangerous symptoms is Orthostatic Hypotension (OH). Fortunately, in…

The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Katelyn Trane SPT Without therapy interventions, 70% of people with Parkinson Disease (PD) experience a fall each year.  There can be many reasons for this high fall rate.  Many of the principal signs of  PD; including postural imbalances and slowness of movement, can be large factors of what cause falls. In addition to…