Reducing Total Load Is Catching On
For years now at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have talked about reducing Total Load: the total number of things that do not allow you to get well. At first it seemed that no one understood what we were talking about. Things are different now. While is seems that the concept is still new to most people many are now quite familiar with it. While waiting to give my presentation last week at the World Health Organization I chose to sit in on a conference for improving quality of life in Parkinson’s Disease. Naturally the speakers consisted of an international panel but they all had one message: reduce total load. They pointed out that while most people think of Parkinson’s as a motor (movement) disorder there are over 30 other signs and symptoms that also occur with it. Treating the motor component alone is simply not enough; Quality of life, function, and longevity were all improved when total load was addressed. The talk was pleasure to my ears. Learn more about Total Load at piedmontpmr.com.