Ask the Parkinson’s Expert – Physical Therapy with Dr. Sarah King

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Dr. Sarah King is the founder of Invigorate Physical Therapy & Wellness in Austin, TX. In this video, Sarah answers some of the most common questions we get about physical therapy:

  • What is the most valuable aspect of working with a physical therapist?
  • How much PT do I need to do to get results?
  • How much is too much when it comes to exercise and PT?
  • What is your best advice for getting in and out of chairs?
  • How can I reduce freezing of gate (FOG)?
  • What can I do to improve swallowing?

We'd love to know, what's been your experience of using physical therapy to help you live well (better) with Parkinson's?

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About Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT

Sarah is a passionate Parkinson’s advocate who founded Invigorate Physical Therapy & Wellness, an online wellness practice 100% specialized in Parkinson's disease, to help her clients get out of overwhelm and into action by connecting them with the tools and support they need to thrive over the course of their Parkinson’s journey. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (and favorite human), Matt.

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I go to Rock Steady 2x wk for 6 mons now. I knew I would be sore starting out but it is worse. My leg muscles spasm all night long into the next day or 2. Is this just a part of PD advancing?

Hi Paula – I’m sorry you’re experiencing this pain. It’s so hard to know if it’s the boxing or Parkinson’s or something else. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? If not, I would consider doing that but also getting evaluated by a physical therapist who specializes in working with people with Parkinson’s. Not every exercise is right for everyone and perhaps there is something going on with your body that makes boxing especially hard on you.

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