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A prescription for physical therapy and exercise in Parkinson’s disease

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The rate of progression of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) varies among individuals living with the disease. How- ever, there comes a time, later in the course of the disease, when most patients with PD develop balance impair- ments and falls. Unfortunately, these symptoms do not respond well to dopaminergic medications or deep brain stimulation.

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Saint-Hilaire, M. and Ellis, T. (2013) A prescription for physical therapy and exercise in Parkinson’s disease. Advances in Parkinson's Disease, 2, 118-120. doi: 10.4236/apd.2013.24023.


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