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Research Roundup: A Word of Caution on the Recent Findings about Physical and Occupational Therapy Effectiveness

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Author: 
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

What's Hot in PD? Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New?

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

The recent surge in publications on exercise for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has left many patients and doctors ill equipped to implement programs. Most of the exercise trials in Parkinson’s have revealed meaningful benefits both in Parkinson’s specific symptoms and in quality of life.

What's Hot in PD? Defeating the Barriers to Implementing Exercise Regimens in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

The recent surge in publications on Parkinson’s disease related exercise has left many patients and doctors ill equipped to implement these types of programs for individual sufferers. Most of the exercise trials in Parkinson’s disease have revealed meaningful benefits both in Parkinson’s specific symptoms, and in quality of life.

What's Hot in PD? Cycling in Parkinson’s Disease in Those Who Can’t Walk: Is it Possible?

Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

This month a report appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine by Snijders and Bloem about a patient they encountered in their Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence. The report was accompanied by a dramatic video revealing a late-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) patient with severe ambulation difficulties and freezing of gait. The patient had Parkinson’s for many years, but his report of being able to ride a bicycle for six or more miles each day struck Dr. Bloem as “very interesting.” 

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