I tore my hamstring several weeks ago. I have seen an orthopedist twice so far, but I'm thinking this is something where I need to find someone who specializes in PD for physical therapy. Anybody have experience with what skills sets they looked for when they needed Physical Therapy? Did you go through your PD doctor to find someone suitable?
As a physical therapist, I would say that for a hamstring tear that an orthopedic therapist would be the most helpful. However, as you continue your therapy journey, I would encourage you to continue to work with a therapist who is either LSVT BIG or PWR certified.
I have started a Facebook group that I will post weekly exercise videos for people with Parkinson's and help them with their movement journey.
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LSVT is phenomenal! A certified PD therapist is the key.
My experience was true serendipity. After a hospitalization following several others,the home health care team agreed I needed more. Our local therapy site has two
PD certified LSVT therapists It is an intense 4 x a week 4 week program. It has made a world of difference for me . Even before POTs and PD diagnosis I was a klutz. I have learned how to get past freezing gait, orthostatic tremor , position my body and how to use my walker to
my best advantage. I still do P T twice a week and schedule exercises every day. My therapist frequently revisits the Big exercises when she can se I am struggling.
My wish for you is to
find a similar program with a truly dedicated staff.
It was a sort of a package deal. Here in AZ we have a huge othopedic group called TOCA., THE ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DOCTORS, PAs, PTs, ORTHOPEDIC DEVICES. DID YOU OTHOPEDIST make a suggestion to you of where to go? Is it an orthopedic matter? Do you have a pcp( primary care physician?) Or perhaps an nternist who can help you make these hard decisions? I think that's the best way to proceed.
Good luck .
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