Dance Exercise as Novel Complementary Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

2014-08-27 03:12:11 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to gather data to see if so-called enriched forms of exercise programs such as dance is more effective in improving balance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease than regular exercise programs that are currently provided by physical therapists.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


We Aim to Study Gait and Balance Issues Associated With Parkinson's Disease


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
United States


Enrolling by invitation


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:11-0400

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