Outcomes from Parkinson's program
A fall can have serious health consequences. We test our patient’s balance before and after they participate in our Parkinson’s program to determine their risk of falling. This graph shows that the scores of those who completed our therapy program improved their balance significantly. Before our program, 70% were at a high risk for falls. * After therapy, the percentage of participants who were still at a high risk for falls reduced to only 36%.
*We use the Dynamic Gait Index test, a widely used tool backed by clinical research. These results reflect data collected during 2013 at Cone Health Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Center.
People need to be able to walk at a speed that allows us to get safely to the grocery store, to church, restaurants and other places we enjoy outside of our homes. We measure walking speed in individuals who come to our Parkinson’s program. At the start of the program, only 58% of participants could walk at full community walking speed. * After completing our program, the number who were able to walk at these faster speeds increased to 87%, enabling many more of our rehab graduates to live fulfilling lives in their community.
*Full community walking speed is defined as 2.62 feet per second or faster, and it is based on evidence from multiple studies. These results reflect data collected during 2013 at Cone Health Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Center.