Adjunct therapy to improve Parkinsonian disease motor signs

Sponsored by the Movement Disorder Society a trial shows thatstretching, balance, and strengthening exercise program for 2 days per week for 24 months is more effective when combined with a progressive resistance exercise (PRE) (with free weights) program for Parkinsons disease (PD) motor symptoms . The outcome measure used was the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale, motor subscale (UPDRS-III).

The report was co-authored by the department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center and published in Movement Disorders, 04/16/2013.

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