Parkinson’s disease

Rehabilitation for Parkinson's and related diseases

Parkinson's, overheating brain?

Like a car engine running too fast, the neurons in the brain that play a role in controlling movement consume more energy than others. As a result, these cells are depleted faster and die.

Louis-Eric Trudeau, Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of Montreal, explains one of the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease as a result of overheated neurons…

parkinson maladies apparentees readaptation
parkinson maladies apparentees readaptation

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic degenerative neurological disease affecting the central nervous system. Its cause is the loss of cells in a part of the brain called the substancia nigra. These cells are responsible for the production of dopamine, which acts as a messenger between the brain cells involved in controlling movement. It mainly generates motor disorders whose typical symptoms are:

  • muscular hypertonicity leading to rigidity…
  • resting tremor of the extremities
  • akinesia: rarity and slowness of movement

Parkinson’s disease responds better to drug treatments than other Parkinson’s syndromes.

It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. The disease usually begins between the ages of 55 and 70, but it is estimated that 5% to 10% of people with Parkinson’s disease have shown some symptoms before the age of 40.

There is currently no treatment available to cure Parkinson’s disease. Treatments are used to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Neurological physiotherapy services at the Neuro-Concept centre will help you to promote mobility, flexibility and balance in order to maximize your functional potential in everyday life and prevent falls. Our kinesiology services will help you strengthen your muscles and endurance to improve your health and well-being.

In addition to physiotherapy and neurological kinesiology, Neuro-Concept brings together multidisciplinary therapists who can offer an optimal and personalized program to relieve people with Parkinson’s disease.

Our team of professionnals will know how to guide you to your objectives

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Resources: the Parkinson Society of Quebec, the Parkinson’s network, and the Parkinson’s Society of Canada.