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How can you prevent falls with Parkinson's disease?

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The most important thing you can do to lower your chances of a fall is to talk with a physical therapist. They can tell you about assistive devices or exercises to make a fall less likely.

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Balance Checklist."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Fall Prevention in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Fall Prevention Strategies for People Living With Parkinson's."

Movement Disorder Society: "Prevention of Falls in Parkinson's Disease."

American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section: "Physical Therapy for Fall Prevention in People with Parkinson's Disease." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Balance Checklist."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Fall Prevention in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Fall Prevention Strategies for People Living With Parkinson's."

Movement Disorder Society: "Prevention of Falls in Parkinson's Disease."

American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section: "Physical Therapy for Fall Prevention in People with Parkinson's Disease." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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