PARKINSON’S DISEASE THERAPY

Parkinsons Hand Tremors Exercises: Reduce Shaking and Improve Function

“Do you struggle with hand tremors that make your life difficult? Do you wish you could have more control over your hands and fingers? If you answered yes, then this video is for you. In this video, I’m going to show you some simple and effective exercises that will help you reduce your hand tremors and improve your hand function. These exercises are specially designed for people with Parkinson’s disease and they can make a big difference in your quality of life. So stay tuned and watch this video until the end to learn how to manage your hand tremors with these easy exercises.

But before we do the exercises, try picking up a cup or your water bottle and have a sip or write your name on a piece of paper. Rate from 0 to 10 how bad the shaking is and let’s compare that to your performance after doing the exercises.

First, we need to warm up our hands. The warm-up consists of five movements that will help us loosen up our wrists, hands and fingers. Let’s do them together. The first warm-up is wrist rotations. Hold your hands in front of you and rotate your wrists clockwise and counterclockwise. Do this 10 times.

The second warm-up is dynamic prayer and reverse prayer. For the dynamic prayer, put your hands together in front of your chest and point your fingers back and forth. For the reverse dynamic prayer, place the backs of your hands together in front of your chest and point your fingers toward and away from you. Do this 10 times.

The third warm-up is open and close your hands. Make sure to open your hands wide and close them into a fist. Do this 10 times. And the last warm-up is shoulder touches. Bend your elbows and try to touch your shoulders with your fingertips and then straighten them out back to the starting position. Do this 10 times. Now let’s do that proper exercises. The first exercise is overhead clapping. Swing your arms up forcefully and clap up on top. Do this 20 times.

Second exercise is thigh slapping. With your hands coming from over your head, slap your thighs 20 times try to make a sound as loud as possible but if that hurt your thighs, use a pillow over your thighs.

Third exercise is arm flicking. Starting position is bent, elbows and tried to flick your entire arm as quick as possible. Do this 20 times Fourth exercise, is wrist flicking. Bend your elbows and flick your wrist out with palms facing up.

Fifth exercise is bye-bye. Rapidly shake your wrists and hands down words 20 times.

Sixth exercise is Handshakes. Keep your hands and wrists, relaxed and shake them like you’re getting rid of water without wiping your hands.

Seventh exercise is flicking your fingers. Put your thumbs over the rest of your fingers close to the tips, or your fingernails and forcefully flick out like flicking water away from you

And last exercise is isolated finger flicking. Put your thumb over your index finger and flick forcefully. Do the same to each finger.

Now that we have done the exercises, try sipping from your cup or from your mug, and compare it to before you did the exercises, and if you wrote your name before the exercises, write your name again, and compare your handwriting before and after doing the exercises.

 

Hand Exercises for Parkinson’s disease | Decrease Shaking

In this video, I am going to show you exercises on how to decrease shaking or tremors of your hand. If you have Parkinson’s disease, it is very common to see hand tremors which is often described as pill rolling. These tremors can interfere with every day activities such as eating, brushing teeth, shaving and writing. In occupational therapy, we develop exercises and techniques so you can do your daily tasks easier. The hand exercises in this video should help you control the shaking of your hands.

 

Control Arm Tremors and Shaking Exercises For Parkinson’s Disease

I know it is so frustrating when your arm and hand shakes or when you have uncontrollable tremors. But what if you can do exercises that will control your arms from shaking or trembling? In this video I will show you just that. When your arms are shaking or when you have tremors, it is very difficult to do your daily activities. You might spill your drink or you might miss your mouth when you’re feeding yourself or when you need to sign your name it is difficult to control your pen. With occupational therapy, it is important to control the tremors so you can do your daily tasks easier. Together with the medication prescribed by your doctor, the exercises I will show you will help you control your shaking or tremors. Before we start doing the exercises try to record yourself while you are drinking from my cup. Or, try to write your name on a piece of paper. Then we will compare your performance after doing the exercises.

First exercise is swinging up. Cross your arms in your lap and rapidly swing your arms up. Do this 20 times.

Second exercise is swinging down. Bring your arms crossed in front of your face then rapidly swing down 20 times.

Third exercise is elbow flicking. Start with your hands almost touching your shoulders then quickly straight in your entire arm like you are flicking your forearm. Do this 20 times.

Fourth exercise is wrist flicking. What is your palms facing up bend your wrist upwards then flick your entire hand downwards. Do this 20 times.

Fifth exercise is also wrist flicking but this time your palms are facing down bring your. Fingers up and then flick them downwards. Do this 20 times.

Sixth exercise is wrist shaking. It is just like you’re shaking off water from your hands when you don’t have a hand towel. Do this 20 times.

Seventh exercise is finger flicking. This time you are going to pretend like you’re freaking water from your hands towards somebody in front of you. Put your thumbs over the finger nails of the rest of your fingers. Quickly release your fingers to flick them. Do this 20 times.

Now it is time to test if the exercises are effective. Get your cup again and try to bring it to your mouth see if the tremors are lesser. If you wrote your name before doing the exercises, write your name again and see if it is more legible.

 

Decrease Leg Tremors For Parkinson’s Disease | Occupational Therapy

Do you have Parkinson’s disease and or parkinsons like symptoms? And do you have leg tremors and difficulty moving your legs? In this video, we’re going to do exercises to hopefully decrease leg tremors and help you walk better. When you have Parkinson’s disease, you might have leg tremors and difficulty initiating your steps to walk. This will also result in difficulty in doing your self-care safely. Occupational therapy would usually make a treatment plan to improve your movements and to improve the size and make your movements more automatice. The exercises included in this video are: 1. Knee raises 2. Front kicks 3. Ankle pumps 4. Side steps 5. Front to back steps The last exercise will be walking to test if your movements and steps are easier and more automatic. Always remember to do the large movements and even though you seem to feel that your steps are of regular size, try to take those bigger steps. In time your steps will be more natural and more automatic.

 

Parkinson’s Leg Exercises to Reduce Tremors: Unleashing Balance And Coordination

Are you or someone you know is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Welcome to our dynamic seated leg movement series, specially curated for Parkinson’s patients! In this video, we’re thrilled to present six invigorating leg exercises, carefully designed to help you unleash your mobility and strengthen your leg muscles while seated. Large leg movement exercises are important for Parkinson’s patients who suffer the feeling of being stuck or unable to start or stop walking. And if you have balance issues, you feel rigid or stiff, and has tremors, these exercises improve leg mobility, strengthen muscles, and promote better balance and flexibility. These movements also support brain health and may stimulate dopamine release, temporarily improving motor symptoms. Before doing the exercises, take a video of yourself while you’re walking, or just observe yourself on how you are moving and walking. And after doing the exercises, compare your performance before you did the exercises.

Seated Leg Movement Highlights:

1. Knee Lifts with Arm Reach: Lift one knee towards your chest while simultaneously reaching the opposite arm overhead. Engage your core and challenge your balance in this dynamic move.

2. Leg Extensions with Toe Taps: Extend one leg forward and tap your toes on the floor, alternating between leg extensions and toe taps. This exercise targets your quadriceps and enhances ankle flexibility.

3. Outward Leg Swings with Hip Circles: Swing one leg out to the side and follow it with a gentle hip circle. Feel the freedom of movement as you work on your hip mobility.

4. Seated Marching with Arm Circles: Lift your knees alternately in a marching motion while creating large arm circles. This fun and dynamic exercise boost circulation and coordination.

5. High Knee Drive with Heel Kicks: Drive one knee up towards your chest, then kick your heel forward. Experience the synergy of strength and flexibility in this powerful leg movement.

6. Chair Push Ups: Push yourself off, using both arms and legs to a standing position, and slowly sit back down.

Remember, dynamic exercises elevate your workout to a new level, so always listen to your body and modify the exercises to suit your needs. Grab a stable chair and join us on this dynamic journey towards enhanced leg mobility and strength! Share this video with others who might benefit from these exercises, and let’s build a supportive community together!

 

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