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 ConsultedCanning 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 MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerG. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & G. Frederick Wooten, MD - Neurology
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