From research to practice

Rehabilitation of persons living with Parkinson's disease

Mark A. Hirsch, Flora Hammond, Helmut V B Hirsch

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Abstract

For many years, the mantra was that exercise had little or no effect on Parkinson's disease (PD). Few studies were conducted on PT/exercise and no progress was made in the area. It was feared that too much exercise would exacerbate the disease. Breakthroughs in the neurosciences suggest a host of factors, such as novelty, saliency, social factors, and repetitive task-oriented practice trigger plasticity-related events in the PD brain. Animal models of PD suggest intense sensorymotor training is neuroprotective. Although our understanding of the PD/exercise domain has improved, so has our appreciation for the complexity of the PD system. Yet, research in this area remains fragmented and the rehabilitation field is slow to implement new practices. Greater research partnerships between bench scientists and clinicians are needed. We must replicate research and form joint ventures with community organizations and test if our theories hold up at the community level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Plasticity
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health Professions(all)

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From research to practice : Rehabilitation of persons living with Parkinson's disease. / Hirsch, Mark A.; Hammond, Flora; Hirsch, Helmut V B.

In: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 92-98.

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