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Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive movement disorder caused by a malfunction of the neurons in the movement control area of the brain. Some common symptoms are tremors, slow movement, rigidity/freezing, and postural instability. There is no cure, but research shows that regular exercise and movement can be beneficial by improving brain function and chemistry.
Posture therapy can give you the best opportunity to live with the disease with a better quality of life. Posture therapy helps improve mobility, gait, balance, and strength. By focusing on the postural symptoms (commonly, rigidity and trembling of the head, forward trunk tilt, reduced arm swing, shuffling gait and short steps, and rigidity and trembling of the extremities), posture therapy gives you the best chance to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's and improve your quality of life.
Furthermore, the pain comes from postural imbalances (just like people without the disease), not the disease. Just as with just about everyone else, if you change the postural imbalances, you change the symptoms.