Exercise practice reduces disability and improves quality of life in Parkinson disease (PD)

Published in Physical Therapy, 03/15/2013 Dr. Ellis and team from Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, USA discuss the benefits of exercise therapy in chronic progressive neurological diseases, such as PD. Exercise is known to reduce disability and improve quality of life in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Several factors however prevent compliance with exercise therapy including lack of time to exercise, and fear of falling. The group conclude that strategies to facilitate exercise adherence in people with PD in an ambulatory community dwelling need to be developed.

The HandTutor and ArmTutor for upper limb movement impairment exercise training support tele rehabilitation which is motivating for the patient to continue exercise practice.

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