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Center team members featured speakers at Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Jacksonville

The Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a Victory Summit for Parkinson’s in Jacksonville on January 25th. Four members of our interdisciplinary team were featured speakers at the Summit. Chris Hass, PhD and Shankar Kulkarni, PhD, MSPT presented a breakout session including practical rehab applications supported by research findings to prevent falls. This newly introduced topic at the Victory Summit was appreciated…

Physical Therapy Tips to manage retropulsion

Retropulsion in Parkinson’s disease is the force that contributes to loss of balance in a backwards or posterior direction. Retropulsion occurs due to a worsening of postural stability and an associated loss of postural reflexes. You may be familiar with the “pull test” that your neurologist performs to check your stability. Your doctor will stand…

Therapy Tips to Prevent Falls in Your Home

Postural instability is a common feature of Parkinson Disease. As a result of delayed reaction time, rigidity, bradykinesia, and poor control of the center of mass, falls occur. Falls are a leading cause of bone fractures, brain injuries, hospitalizations, and mortality of persons with Parkinson Disease. What can YOU do to protect yourself or your…