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Exercise Improves Function, Quality of Life in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Simple movements required for daily living and physical balance can be challenging for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study suggests a physical therapist-led exercise program may help improve patients’ balance, ability to move and quality of life. In some cases, regular exercise can lessen falls, which is a big problem for people suffering […]

Physical Therapy Shown to Help Parkinson’s Disease Patients Stay Active

Parkinson’s disease, the second most common degenerative brain disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, can greatly affect a person’s ability to move and remain active in daily life. Physical therapy has been shown to help patients remain physically active, and programs designed specifically for Parkinson’s disease patients might delay disease progression.

Parkinson’s disease patients lose nerve […]

Silent Stroke Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Onset

A new study suggests having a silent stroke could lead to the onset of Parkinson’s disease.

Silent cerebral infarction, or “silent stroke,” is a brain injury likely caused by a blood clot interrupting blood flow in the brain. Many who have silent strokes feel nothing, but the results of these strokes can be detected […]

Parkinson’s Symptoms Improve for Long-term with Weight Training

Parkinson’s patients who participated for two years in resistance exercise, also known as weight training, experienced improvements in tremors and other motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study presented at the April 2012 American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting.

Researchers studied 48 Parkinson’s disease patients. The patients participated in one of […]