The effects of verbal instructions on gait in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized trials
The objective of this study was to collate and appraise empirical evidence relating to the effects of verbal instructions (verbal commands given by another person) on stride length, gait velocity and stride variability in people with Parkinson’s disease. Independent reviewers extracted data from eligible studies and assessed methodological quality. The level of evidence was determined [...]
Physical therapy has come a long way from patients lying on a mat and working on range of motion. Parkinson’s patients who are in physical therapy to regain balance and improve their coordination often use exercises like pedalling a stationary bike. Now, the Global Rehab in San Antonio, Texas have added bowling. Not with lanes [...]
Effects of Virtual Reality-Augmented Balance Training on Sensory Organization and Attentional Demand for Postural Control in People With Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
There is a lack of studies related to virtual reality (VR)-augmented balance training on postural control in people with Parkinson disease (PD). The purposes of this study were: (1) to examine the effects of VR-augmented balance training on the sensory integration of postural control under varying attentional demands and (2) to compare the results with [...]
Limb Collapse, Rather Than Instability, Causes Failure in Sit-to-Stand Performance Among Patients With Parkinson Disease
Previous studies focused on describing successful sit-to-stand (STS) performance in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Little is known about why these patients fail to perform this transfer activity. This study aimed to determine the role of dynamic stability and limb support in governing successful STS performance in patients with PD and to determine the limits [...]
Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Sensorimotor Performance in People With Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review.
Earlier studies show that whole-body vibration (WBV) has beneficial effects on neuromuscular performance in older adults and may be a viable treatment option for people with Parkinson disease (PD). This systematic review was aimed at determining whether WBV improves sensorimotor performance in people with PD. Data Sources The sources used in this review were MEDLINE, [...]
Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are encouraged to stay active to maintain their mobility. Ambulatory activity monitoring (AM) provides an objective way to determine type and amount of gait-related daily activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a home cueing training program on functional walking activity in PD. In a [...]
Following cued levodopa (LD) intake, endurance exercise showed a beneficial effect on scored motor performance in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in comparison with rest. This may result from an exercise induced increase in endogenous dopamine synthesis. As a result, beneficial effects on movement and reactivity may occur. To measure reactivity and motor performance in [...]
Effects of Dance on Gait and Balance in Parkinson’s Disease: A Comparison of Partnered and Nonpartnered Dance Movement
Partnered tango dance can improve balance and gait in individuals with Parkinsonâ€™s disease (PD). Partnered dance may allow these individuals to challenge balance more than nonpartnered dance. Alternatively, partnered practice could reduce balance gains because the participant may rely on the partner as a balance aid when challenged. The authors compared the effects of partnered [...]
A group of UK clinical, research and academic physiotherapists have worked together to review the four Quick Reference Cards (QRC) developed by the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy in 2004. They have adapted them for use in relation to UK physiotherapy practice with Parkinsonâ€™s disease, in the hope of providing standardised guidance to clinicians. [...]
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of VE and FE on PD symptoms, motor function, and bimanual dexterity.Â Ten patients with mild to moderate PD were randomly assigned to complete 8 weeks of FE or VE. With the assistance of a trainer, patients in the FE group pedaled at a rate [...]