Physical therapist Erich Traum, DPT, attends course on treatment of Parkinson’s disease

November 22, 2013
Erich Traum is a doctor of physical therapy at Aquacare Physical Therapy in Millsboro. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Erich Traum, DPT, of Aquacare Physical Therapy in Millsboro, attended a Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certification course Oct. 26 and 27. The focus of the course was to translate current research into exercises that result in neurological improvements in the treatment approaches for individuals with Parkinson's disease.

The course utilizes principles of big and fast movements to target multiple symptoms of Parkinson's disease including bradykinesia, rigidity, and episodes of freezing.  Recent research in patients with Parkinson's disease shows those who participate in these type of daily, focused exercises have been shown to optimize and improve their brain health, known as neuroplasticity. The daily exercise routines are taught by trained physical therapists with the intent that they will become part of the patient's daily home exercise program.

Aquacare Physical Therapy has locations in Seaford, Millville, Lewes, and Millsboro in addition to offices in Salisbury and Easton, Md. Aquacare Physical Therapy accepts most insurances. For more information on the specialized services offered for Parkinson’s disease at Aquacare Physical Therapy, call 302-945-4250.  Traum also offers free screenings to determine if the client is a candidate for Aquacare's Parkinson’s Disease Program.