Clinical Experience from Turkey in Rehabilitation of ParkinsonÃ¢ÂÂs Disease after Deep Brain Stimulation: What are we Doing?Ayşe Ünal*
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
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- Ayşe Ünal
Research Assistant, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
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Received Date: May 05, 2017; Accepted Date: May 11, 2017; Published Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: Ünal A (2017) Clinical Experience from Turkey in Rehabilitation of Parkinson’s Disease after Deep Brain Stimulation: What are we Doing?. Physiother Rehabil 2:142. doi:10.4172/2573-0312.1000142
Copyright: © 2017 Ünal A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease from the early stages of the disease affect balance and mobility. Functional disorders caused by clinical symptoms lead to deterioration in activities of daily living and quality of life, depending on the severity of disease. The physiotherapy program to be applied according to the needs of the patient in different phases of Parkinson's disease will also vary. Beginning the physiotherapy program in early stages of disease may help to avoid problems that lead to dependence, inactivity, social isolation and reduced quality of life. Rehabilitation starting in the early postoperative period prolongs the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation. Physiotherapy improves both activities of daily living and the quality of life as well as motor symptoms after surgery.