What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder of the central nervous system.  PD causes a part of the brain, the basal ganglia, to deteriorate.  This creates a decrease in the neurotransmitter (brain chemical) dopamine, which causes most symptoms.

Parkinson's Disease in Our Country

The prevalence of PD has doubled in the past 25 years.  90,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S.  It is estimated that by the year 2030, 1.2 million people will be living with PD.


  • Unknown: There is no known cause
  • Possible genetic and environmental causes

Risk Factors:

  • Age: PD most commonly develops around age 60 or older
  • Heredity: this is a small risk
  • Sex: males are more likely to develop PS than women
  • Exposure to toxins: herbicides and pesticides might be a small risk
Erika using Ekso Robotics for Neurological Impairment

Parkinson's Disease
Therapies at Push to Walk

There is currently no cure for PD, but exercise has been proven to be very helpful with the symptoms and progression. At Push to Walk, we offer strength, gait, and balance training along with specialized equipment to help decrease these symptoms and help promote neuroplasticity.  

  • Strength Training
  • Gait Training
  • Balance Training
Stefan using Ekso robotics for help with neurological impairment.
Push to Walk's outstanding technology of their exoskeleton to help patient walk for first time.

State-of-the-Art and Specialized for Parkinson's

Push to Walk employs advanced technology and evidence-based techniques to enhance rehabilitation for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our skilled trainers use robotic exoskeletons, virtual reality, specialized walkers, and harnessed treadmills to provide targeted support. Our staff is well-versed in LSVT treatment and will soon be certified in PWR! Moves. We offer tailored group classes such as boxing, HIIT, and adaptable yoga to optimize physical performance and quality of life for our clients.

  • Boxing
  • HIIT
  • Adaptable Yoga
  • More
Stefan using Ekso robotics for help with neurological impairment.

If you are looking for more information about Push To Walk, please call us at 201-644-7567 or please contact us now.