Parkinson's is a progressive disease and we may not have a cure yet, but that is no reason to give up hope. Maintaining a physical exercise program will allow those afflicted with Parkinson's to maintain an active and independent life as long as possible.
For the one million Americans who have Parkinson's, this book provides gentle and effective water exercises to maintain balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility.
For the therapist, this book provides both a good reference for programming and a good tool to send home with the patient.Because there are safety concerns when a person with Parkinson's is in the water, the book describes how a companion can help with each of the exercises to ensure the safety and comfort of the participant.
Whether it is a therapist, a spouse, a relative, or a friend, the companion and the participant can work together to create an enjoyable and effective exercise program.