This research refers mainly to exercise and applied movement therapy
There is strong research evidence on the positive effect of excercise and motivational therapy in aiding movement, improving stability and stimulating the brain connections required for better mobility. A summary of some of the main non drug related Parkinson research is listed below in no particular order (highlights were added).
The European Parkinson Therapy centre applies multi level therapy of which an essential part is based on Neuroplastic change. It is essential to realise that Apathy, life style and stress also impact greatly and much work has been done in integrating btherapy for these aspects. The "Parkinson's Outcomes project" stated clearly that a combination of physical and motivational factors are essential to improve quality of life.
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Dr. Lisa Shulman describes her successful research into the effect of moderate exercise in Parkinson's patients
Cleveland Clinic researcher Jay Alberts found that bike riding temporarily helped alleviate the effects of the disease.
A Model Community NeuroFitness Center of Excellence for Parkinson Exercise in Tucson, AZ. Sponsored by Parkinson Wellness Recovery, a 501(3)(C) nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Becky Farley. All PWR! Gym programs implement the research-based Exercise4BrainChange framework created by Dr. Farley to truly implement Exercise as Medicine for people with Parkinson disease. We are developing the
Symptoms on one side of the body only. Minor interference with quality of life
Symptoms on both sides of the body. No impairment of balance but posture and gait effected
Balance impairment. Mild to moderate disease. Physically independent.
Severe disability, but still able to walk or stand unassisted.
Wheelchair-bound or bedridden unless assisted.