Download Full Text (2.1 MB)
The purpose of this case study was to assess the effects of core stabilization exercises, balance training, agility ladder step drills, fine motor, and dual-task training in the treatment of a high-functioning, 55-year-old, male patient with a history of Parkinson’s Disease and suspected Gilbert’s Syndrome.
This treatment program delivered for 1 hour once per week over 4 weeks led to mild improvements in activity limitations with the most notable being able to button a shirt with decreased time and assistance. The patient also exhibited mild improvement in body structure/function impairments with decreased loss of balance as evident during tandem walking in the Functional Gait Assessment.
This case report suggests that a multimodal physical therapy treatment approach can be effective in the treatment of a patient with Parkinson’s Disease and suspected Gilbert’s Syndrome.
San Marcos, CA
Physical Therapy Modalities, Parkinson Disease, Exercise Therapy, Gait, Humans, Male, Middle Aged
Kinesiotherapy | Physical Therapy | Physiotherapy
Bandong, Jason; Ia, Hy; Imam, Naureen; Wilcox, Kayla; and Dennis, Travis, "Rehabilitation Modifications for a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease Following a Suspected Case of Gilbert’s Syndrome: A Case Study" (2019). San Marcos, Summer 2019. 2.