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Exercise is an important part of home treatment for people
Parkinson's disease. It has benefits in both early and
advanced stages of the disease. Regular exercise can help you:
Exercise can promote a sense of well-being and improve
your mood. For those who have mild Parkinson's symptoms, exercise can also reduce the chance of falling.
physical therapist can help you learn exercises and
stretches to do at home to improve posture, strength, flexibility, and
A physical or occupational therapist can also help you
Other Works Consulted
Canning C, et al. (2015). Exercise for falls prevention in Parkinson disease. Neurology, 84(3): 304–312. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001155. Accessed January 28, 2015.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 27, 2015
Current as of:
March 27, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
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