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6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Our 12th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, & Health Professionals will be Saturday, April 5th at the Alachua County Senior Center. Address: 5701 N.W. 34th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32653 Map We’ll start with registration from 8am to 9am. Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be…

New Parkinson’s book aims to help patients & caregivers around the world

Many of the valuable resources available to help patients with Parkinson disease are only available in English. In a new book translated into over 20 languages Michael S. Okun, MD, the co-director of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration, aims to help patients live well with Parkinson disease. “Parkinson’s…

Physical Therapy Tips for Posture Improvement in Parkinson’s Disease

Poor posture is a hallmark feature of Parkinson’s disease. This stooped positioning has been associated with increased muscle rigidity or stiffness. The typical Parkinson’s posture includes: forward head, rounded shoulders, increased thoracic kyphosis, increased flexion of the trunk, and bending of the knees.

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips for Dyskinesia

What are dyskinesias and how can I manage them? Dyskinesias are abnormal, involuntary movements that occur in response to repeated dopamine-replacement therapy (Brotchie 2005; Olanow 2001). Sometimes, they can be debilitating. These motor complications are typically “choreiform”. Chorea comes from the Greek word meaning “to dance”, so the dyskinesias looks…