Download Full Text (435 KB)


The purpose of this case report is to describe the efficacy of physical therapy manipulation to the lumbar spine of a Parkinson’s patient suffering from low back pain. Further, this case report seeks to demonstrate the importance of treating musculoskeletal injuries in a neurologically compromised population for the purposes of restoring them to their prior level of activity and participation.

Publication Date

Fall 2017


St. Augustine, FL


Physical Therapy Modalities, Parkinson Disease, Low Back Pain, Musculoskeletal System/injuries


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Fall 2017 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.


1. De Lau LM, Breteler MM. Epidemiology of Parkinson's disease. The Lancet Neurology. 2006; 5(6):525-35.

2. Morren J. Management of pain and neuromuscular complications in Parkinson's disease. In: Galvez-Jimenez, et al. Parkinson's disease: Current and Future Therepeutics and Clinical Trials. Cambridge university press; 2016: 163-171.

3. Understanding Pain in Parkinson's disease. http://www.Parkinson''sdisease. Published 2011. Accessed June 25th, 2016.

“Yes I Have Parkinson’s, But I Still Have Low Back Pain”



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.