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Are Medications the Only Option to Control Your Parkinson’s Symptoms? 

If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) it can be a very overwhelming experience.  Many people go through a series of grief and/or depression due to the new diagnosis. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease and currently there is no cure. Scientist and researchers, including the Michael J Fox Foundation, have dedicated their lives to finding a cure. 

If there is no cure, then it makes sense to become depressed and hopeless…right?   


Many people with Parkinson’s can live a very fulfilling life and you may be surprised you have more control than you think over your PD Symptoms. In most cases the first line of defense is medications. Usually a medication that contains dopamine is used and can be very helpful in improving tremors, shuffling steps, and balance.

However, are medications your only option to control your PD symptoms? 

But first, Do you want to know more about Common Parkinson’s Diseases medications and what is their Intentions and Side effect?  Listen to the video below where our Physical Therapist Sarah is talking about Parkinson’s medication and explains if they can help you or NOT to slow down the progression of the symptoms.

3 Common Medication for Parkinson’s Disease – Part 1

Intentions and Side Effects

So, what is the other options you have for improving Parkinson’s Symptoms?

If you have been following my content and reading my articles you are probably aware that I am a big believer in exercises. In fact, I often refer to exercises as the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.  

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility, and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported overwhelmingly by research.

Here is what you need to do if you struggling with Parkinson’s symptom: 

Dr. Ryan Seifert - Physical Therapist in Austin, TX

Dr. Ryan Seifert

Natural Fit Physical Therapy

"We Help Adults 50+ Become More Active, Stay Healthy, And Avoid Slowing Down Without Pain Pills, Injections, Or Surgery."



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