Live, Learn, and Connect...With Us!
We are excited to announce that Friday, November 9th, Touchstone will have a booth at the Learn, Live, and Connect event at the Courtyard, by Marriott Salt River in Scottsdale.
5201 North Pima Road
(Pima & Chaparral)
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
About the event
The event will be hosted by PDM Alliance, a 501(C)3 charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
The conference is from 10:30- 2, with registration starting at 10 am. PDM Alliance is hosting the event to promote awareness of exercise, therapy, and other options. Lunch is included, and the event is free.
Those who attend can come and meet members of the Touchstone team at our booth. We will be handing out flyers and leading some exercises for patients and others at the event.
If you, a friend or loved one has Parkinson’s disease, this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about treatments, Medicare prescription, and therapy coverage options, exercise for those with Parkinson’s disease, and more!
About Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder of the nervous system which affects more than a million people in the U.S. alone. 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, so the number of patients is growing. It is caused when the neurons in the brain break down and die. Genetics, age, and environmental toxins appear to increase the risk of Parkinson’s Disease, but the exact cause is unknown. More men than women are affected.
Parkinson’s disease is characterized by muscular disorders such as stiffness, loss of coordination, rigidness, and tremors. It can cause fatigue, difficulty in concentration and amnesia. It can also affect a person’s speech and sense of smell. Other possible complications include difficulty swallowing, continence issues, and sleep disorders. Parkinson’s patients often exhibit signs of depression. Warning signs should not be ignored, but a physician’s diagnosis is necessary to rule out other conditions.
There is hope
Those who are affected by Parkinson’s disease can benefit significantly from a regime of medications, exercise, and physical therapy.
Help and support are essential tools which can assist a Parkinson’s patient in learning to cope, manage symptoms of the disease and make lifestyle changes. While there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, management of the disorder can be of great benefit in slowing the progression of the disease and symptoms.
If you are looking for occupational or physical therapy, vestibular rehab, wheelchair training, learning to walk, unweighting, or other services in the Phoenix area, please call Touchstone Rehabilitation at 602-277-1073.