Are there guidelines or specific movements that are used to assess a clients strength and abilities that has Parkinson’s Disease? Is there maybe a questionnaire as well to assess the overall status of a client like that? I will be getting some info from her physician but would like to make my own assessment to monitor progress.
Hello Ilka Siegmund,
The assessment is comparing the first workout to future sessions.
We are in the beginning stages and hopefully will not get too worse. The doctors’ feedback is good. This person works with me twice a week to maintain strength, flexibility and cardio. The person has progressed both mentally and physically, just having kinesthetic awareness has been very helpful.
We do a complete workout on the good days, and the rougher days we make sure to work on the neck and legs, open the chest and stand tall.
There will be many good days with the stiffer days working their way in. Just go with how the person feels that day; keep a close eye on them. My client is super with a great attitude and family, which helps tremendously.
For PD, you want to make sure to work on the neck, legs and flexibility.
Good luck to you and this client.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.