Title

The Impact of Exercise Rehabilitation and Physical Activity on the Management of Parkinson's Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Journal

Geriatrics and Aging

Volume

10

Issue

5

First Page

318

Last Page

321

Abstract

Although medication therapy is generally effective in the clinical management of Parkinson's disease (PD), additional improvement of some gross motor symptoms may be achieved through the use of nonpharmacological treatments, such as physical therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Despite the fact that PD is a neurological disorder, successful rehabilitation has been demonstrated with treatments that combine cognitive and physical approaches. While the exact mechanism through which these therapies obtain successful outcomes is still largely unknown, it is worthwhile to explore these adjunctive approaches to treating the motor output symptoms of PD.