Linden Court is helping Parkinson's patients
Nebraska has the highest prevalence rate of Parkinson's disease in the entire world. With limited resources in Western Nebraska for the disease, Linden Court offers Parkinson's therapy in North Platte.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive, emotional and physical health in those that are affected. Linden Court's Occupational Therapist, Erin Wright, uses LSVT-Big, a special Parkinson's disease therapy, to help patients with the disease.
Linden Court offers all three disciplines including Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies that are specialized to treat Parkinson's disease.
Wright says, "A lot of my patients have told me that they didn't know that this was even an option for them and so that they are glad that someone is out here doing these exercises and going through this program and so, I think the hardest thing has been spreading awareness of Parkinson disease rehabilitation, so that's kind of my goal."
Erin says the specialized treatment is beneficial because it helps to find a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation of their patients.