The Effects of Exercise on Parkinson's Disease

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VDM Publishing, 2010 - Parkinson's disease - 112 pages
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This book explores the role of exercise in the treatment and management of Parkinson's disease. Detailed and thorough comparisons are made between various exercise interventions; including sensory attention focused exercise (PD SAFEx). PD SAFEx is a novel exercise strategy designed to target underlying neurophysiological deficits in Parkinson's disease. Namely, it targets the disrupted sensorimotor integration in Parkinson's disease and focuses participants' attention to proprioceptive feedback while in motion. It was found that PD SAFEx and strength training have the greatest symptomatic benefit for individuals with PD. Further, the beneficial effect of increased focus on sensory feedback and the simplicity of application of the PD SAFEx intervention suggest that PD SAFEx should be further explored for its ability to be globally implemented.

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