Because Parkinson’s can impact the reflexes needed to maintain an upright posture, people with Parkinson’s may feel unstable while standing upright. This postural instability — better known as poor balance and coordination — can make certain physical activities difficult, and it also increases the risk of falling. The good news is that although postural instability is a common Parkinson’s symptom, it can be managed and mitigated with practice. By training your balance frequently, you can improve your postural stability and even regain some of your automatic balance reflexes.
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Learn what to expect while living with Parkinson’s and how to live well with it.
Identify and learn about the various motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s: What it is and how to live well with it.