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Exercise is an important part of home treatment for people with 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.
A physical therapist can help you learn exercises and stretches to do at home to improve posture, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
A physical or occupational therapist can also help you to:
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 MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten Jr., MD - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
Current as of:
October 9, 2017
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten Jr., MD - Neurology
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