Exercise in Parkinson�s disease
It is important to continue to exercise at a level commensurate with the person�s clinical abilities. As Parkinson�s disease involves muscle stiffness, stretching exercises such as yoga or tai-chi may be helpful. Longer duration, low intensity treadmill exercise has been found to be more effecttive at improving gait function than high intensity, shorter duration treadmill exercise in a study by Dr. Shulman.
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