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Parkinson's disease

What is Parkinson’s disease An insight into the disease. Simple tips on how to use physical therapy aids to help you to stay.

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What is Parkinson’s disease – An insight into the disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system. It is characterized by a slowly progressive course of the disease. In addition, exercise, as well as physiotherapy and the right selection of aids support the everyday life of a person affected.

Table of contents

  • What kind of disease Parkinson’s is and what symptoms occur during the course of the disease.
  • How physiotherapy and aids such as the Wheellator make everyday life easier.

How long does it take to be diagnosed with Parkinson's?

How long does it take to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s?

What is the impact of dopamine levels in Parkinson's disease ?

If the nerve cells die, the dopamine level in the body drops.In its course, the disease has a temporally intensifying effect on the coordination and the movement ability of the affected person.

If the nerve cells die, the dopamine level in the body drops.In its course, the disease has a temporally intensifying effect on the coordination and the movement ability of the affected person.

Parkinson's disease symptoms & disease progression

Is Parkinson’s disease curable?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disease. This means that it cannot be cured at present. However, thanks to effective therapies, the symptoms can be well treated, alleviated and controlled as far as possible.

Parkinson's disease how does it develop?

The explicit cause of Parkinson’s disease is still unknown. Evidence as well as research results suggest that the interaction of several factors favors the occurrence of the disease.

How does Parkinson's begin?How does Parkinson's begin?

Morbus usually begins insidiously and progresses slowly. In most cases, the first signs of Parkinson’s disease appear years, sometimes even decades, before the typical motor symptoms that clearly classify the clinical picture.

What are the symptoms and complaints?

Motor symptoms are complaints that affect body movements. Initial symptoms are usually non-specific, so it is not immediately obvious that they are caused by Parkinson’s disease. For many affected people, it is only after a later Parkinson’s diagnosis that it becomes clear that these were harbingers of the disease.

What types of Parkinson's are there?

After rather unspecific initial symptoms, four signs are typical in the course of the disease.

  • Muscle tremor
  • muscle stiffness
  • slowing of movement
    as well as gait and balance disorders

Parkinson's disease, which many sufferers report.

The symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and how severe they are vary from person to person. In some cases, the impairments in movement are still very slight after decades. In other cases, they increase significantly within a few years. With Parkinson’s disease, almost no two courses of the disease are the same. It depends on which sign of the disease is in the foreground. This means that there can be very different manifestations and courses of the disease. The first signs of Parkinson’s disease can often be very unspecific. But the earlier Parkinson’s is diagnosed. The earlier Parkinson’s is diagnosed, the sooner it is possible to treat the disease and maintain your quality of life for a long time. However, it is not a cure.

Parkinson's disease - physiotherapy & exercise as concomitant therapies

Exercise is essential for Parkinson’s!

Exercise is good for body and mind. Therefore, keep moving as much as possible in your everyday life, within the limits of your possibilities and adapted to your individual state of health.

Especially for people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is essential! Better said, it always has a health-promoting effect. Accordingly, it strengthens the muscles. And the entire musculoskeletal system. It also has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.
In addition, it also contributes to general well-being. People who exercise feel better. For people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, regular exercise is of particular importance. In addition to therapy concepts that are well suited as an accompanying therapy for Parkinson’s. That is why there are also training systems that have been specially developed for people with Parkinson’s.

Physiotherapy for Parkinson's as an important component.

Physiotherapy is an important part of Parkinson’s therapy. It helps to strengthen and at the same time maintain the ability to move, coordinate and sense of balance and at the same time maintain them. As a supplement to drug treatment it helps to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life. and to maintain the quality of

What helps with Parkinson's disease?

Physiotherapy maintains your mobility and your independence in everyday life. Try to make use of this treatment option at any point in your disease!
Physiotherapeutic treatments in the context of Parkinson’s disease include educating the patient on how to optimally use his or her individual strength reserves and the associated physiological competencies without overuse symptoms.

Your benefits from physiotherapy exercises

t is important to move the whole body during physiotherapy exercises. body to move. Individual limitations caused by illness are treated in a targeted treated. The goal is to use and train your own abilities. Particularly in the early stages of the disease or in a milder course, it is usually sufficient for a physiotherapist to usually sufficient for a physiotherapist to instruct you in suitable exercises that you can which you can then do regularly at home. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Which prophylactics are also suitable for Parkinson's disease?

A good alternative can be training in a group. Perhaps you will find it easier to motivate yourself to train together. If the more pronounced, permanent support from a physiotherapist may be necessary. by a physiotherapist may be necessary. In individual gymnastics, he or she can address your individual complaints. Suitable training can then include balance exercises and special training for falls or dizziness. In general, people with Parkinson’s disease can and should exert themselves. However, you should refrain from should refrain from exerting themselves too much. The exercises should therefore increase your well-being. In other words, so that you do not exhaust yourself beyond a healthy level.

Prevention & support for Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s leads to considerable challenges. Especially when it comes to coping with everyday
tasks. Equipping people with ergonomically supportive walking aids is therefore an
obligatory step. At the same time, the goal is to maintain the patient’s mobility and independence during the course of the disease.
during the course of the disease. There is no single medical treatment to cure PD. However, treatment can only help to control the disease and its progression. By relieving
Symptoms are alleviated and incorrect behaviour in everyday life is prevented.

The WHEELLATOR is ideal for support during the course of Parkinson's disease.

Depending on the individual course of the disease, as well as the intensity of the symptoms
The WHEELLATOR is ideal for supporting both physical and cognitive problems.

The innovative combination walking aid includes the functionality of a standard rollator. It can also be converted into a robust manual wheelchair in a few simple steps. Both possibilities of use grant the user autonomy. This provides security and stability. Both as well as flexibility in accomplishing everyday tasks. As a result, these features contribute to a significant improvement in the user’s quality of life.

The WHEELATOR is mainly used in cases of initial physical limitations. For example, in its rollator function for daily activities such as walks. As well as for accompanying physiotherapy or shopping. Often accompanied by a carer or caring relative. Both and, for relaxation. As well as to support the muscle groups affected by the disease.

Wheellator aid to move around safely.

The WHEELLATOR and physiotherapy enable the patient to move around safely with the rollator at his or her own discretion. In addition, the patient develops an essential body awareness. In other words, with regard to the extent to which he can optimally use individual strength reserves before overstraining individual muscle groups of the body. So that they are able to adequately use remaining strength reserves for everyday life.

For example, when the person concerned is already subject to immense physical limitations. For example, due to short-term overstimulation. As well as in the case of fatigue. This makes it possible to quickly adapt the rollator to the physical demands of the user by slightly converting it into a wheelchair.

Wheellator as a safe everyday companion for caregivers and caring relatives.

The WHEELLATOR is also particularly helpful for responsible nursing staff and caring relatives. Caregivers who are always challenged are thus in a position not to preventively place the patient in a wheelchair. Better said, depriving them of unneeded physical activity. Instead, giving the patient the privilege of independence. As well as to maintain self-confidence with regard to one’s own body sensation.

WHEELLATOR Conversion from rollator to wheelchair

The WHEELLATOR was designed so that the comfortable conversion from rollator to wheelchair can be done by patients themselves. Due to this, affected persons are able to be completely autonomous at the beginning. This enables them to later competently cope with daily challenges under supervision or in company. Consequently, the WHEELLATOR presents itself as an effective aid for Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, it is a permanent support in everyday life. Both and for the prevention of secondary diseases. Which arise due to immobility-related complications.

Furthermore, the WHEELLATOR promotes the optimisation of movement sequences in the long term. In addition, it activates muscle groups that are not affected by the disease.
This gives you a better individual body perception.


Parkinson’s is a disease that intensifies over time. As a result, the physical and mental abilities of the person affected are gradually reduced. Nevertheless, thanks to specially designed aids and physiotherapy, it is possible to make daily life easier. Both with the use of effective drug treatments.

Better said, to meet their need for autonomy as far as possible.
Physiotherapy and physical therapy maintain your mobility and independence in everyday life. Therefore, try to make use of this treatment option at any time during your illness!

What do we stand for as a rollator manufacturer at Tukimet OY?

As a rollator manufacturer at Tukimet OY, we stand for every person being able to move safely! More precisely, because movement is one of the most important basic elements for life.

With a focus on the needs of end users

we develop and produce high-quality products that make everyday life easier for people and their relatives. Our products not only create a better quality of life, but they also ensure that people can be more personally independent and take more personal responsibility for every step they take.

Movement – Independence – Safety – Quality of life
  • What does it mean for people to be able to move safely, independently and at the same time increase their quality of life?
  • A safe movement has served for survival for thousands of years! In contrast, a bad movement led to great dangers and even death.
  • In other words, a safe movement means life, to have self-determined control over oneself.
  • Likewise, life means interacting with other people in society.
  • Going to town with them while being an important part in the family and society.
  • Being able to independently manage independence and quality of life, challenges and inconveniences in movement.  This means to be able to live a happy vital life, until old age, enjoying quality of life with friends and family.
We are open to new ideas and reforms

invest in joint university projects. We see through the eyes and hear through the ears of the customer and are always interested in learning about the wishes and needs of impaired people. Our vision is to create new things and fulfill wishes that help people on their way to more mobility and independence.

We invest in the future.

With state-of-the-art machinery and our high quality standards, we guarantee safe and durable products that prove themselves in everyday use.

We have high quality standards.

and are proud of the fact that our walking aids carry the key label “MADE IN FINLAND”. The key label distinguishes us from competitors and shows our customers and consumers that Tukimet Oy not only focuses on quality, durability and sustainability, but also creates and maintains regional jobs.

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