The Impact of Exercise Rehabilitation and Physical Activity on the Management of Parkinson's DiseaseGeriatrics and Aging
Although medication therapy is generally effective in the clinical management of Parkinson's disease (PD), additional improvement of some gross motor symptoms may be achieved through the use of nonpharmacological treatments, such as physical therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Despite the fact that PD is a neurological disorder, successful rehabilitation has been demonstrated with treatments that combine cognitive and physical approaches. While the exact mechanism through which these therapies obtain successful outcomes is still largely unknown, it is worthwhile to explore these adjunctive approaches to treating the motor output symptoms of PD.
Citation InformationAndrew M. Johnson and Q. J. Almeida. "The Impact of Exercise Rehabilitation and Physical Activity on the Management of Parkinson's Disease" Geriatrics and Aging Vol. 10 Iss. 5 (2007) p. 318 - 321
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