:: Volume 18, Issue 4 (Bimonthly 2014) ::
Feyz 2014, 18(4): 389-404 Back to browse issues page
Effect of exercise interventions on movement performance in Parkinson disease
Hasan Daneshmandi, Parisa Sedaghati *, Noredin Karimi, Amir Hosein Barati, Seyyed Mojtaba Banitaba-Bidgoli
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus , parisasedaghati@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (4513 Views)

Background: Parkinson disease is a CNS disease of senile characterized with gradual and progressive muscular rigidity, tremor and the loss of locomotor skills. The aim of the present study was to review the exercise/physical interventions relevant to the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson disease.

Materials and Methods: This review was done using a systematic search in Sportdi, PubMed, Medline, and Google Scholar cites on papers published during 1995-2013 in the field of training, exercise/movement therapy on Parkinson. Moreover, the review was done in four categories: postural instability, balance performance, quality of life, walking and risk of falling.

Results: Despite the diversity in training program, the majority of studies reported significant benefits in addition to the conventional medical treatments on the movement performance in Parkinson's disease.

Conclusion: Given the effectiveness of exercise in the improvement of different aspects of movement performance among the Parkinson patients, in future the clinicians are required to take special consideration on applying movement therapy along with medical treatments for specific measurements on the biomechanical aspects of the disease.

Keywords: Parkinson, Movement therapy, Walking, Balance, Quality of life
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2014/08/20 | Accepted: 2014/08/20 | Published: 2014/08/20


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