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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891159/effects-of-health-qigong-exercises-on-relieving-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Xiao Lei Liu, Shihui Chen, Yongtai Wang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Health Qigong on the treatment and releasing symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Fifty-four moderate PD patients (N = 54) were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Twenty-eight PD patients were placed in the experimental group in which the prescribed medication plus Health Qigong exercise will be used as intervention. The other 26 PD patients as the control group were treated only with regular medication. Ten-week intervention had been conducted for the study, and participants completed the scheduled exercises 5 times per week for 60 minutes each time (10 minutes for warm-up, 40 minutes for the exercise, and 10 minutes for cooldown)...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814308/dance-therapy-improves-motor-and-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Edoardo Rosario de Natale, Kai Stephan Paulus, Elena Aiello, Battistina Sanna, Andrea Manca, Giovanni Sotgiu, Paolo Tranquilli Leali, Franca Deriu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Dance Therapy (DT) and Traditional Rehabilitation (TR) on both motor and cognitive domains in Parkinson's Disease patients (PD) with postural instability. METHODS: Sixteen PD patients with recent history of falls were divided in two groups (Dance Therapy, DT and Traditional Rehabilitation, TR); nine patients received 1-hour DT classes twice per week, completing 20 lessons within 10 weeks; seven patients received a similar cycle of 20 group sessions of 60 minutes TR...
October 31, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685369/cross-cultural-adaptations-and-psychometric-domains-of-brazilian-version-of-profile-pd-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Alessandra Swarowsky, Samanta Rattis Canterle Bez Fontana, Mariana Palla Santos, Bruna Adriana Da Silva, Gessyca Spagnuolo, Angélica Cristiane Ovando, Jocemar Ilha
PURPOSE: The PROFILE PD scale was developed specifically to evaluate patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) within the context of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, directly applied to physical therapy practice. The study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the PROFILE PD scale to Portuguese-Brazil, and to analyze its psychometric domains. METHODS: Fifty participants with PD participated in the study. We assessed the clarity of the Brazilian version of the scale by physiotherapists, presence of floor and ceiling effects, interrater and test-retest reliabilities, in addition to discriminant, concurrent (UPDRS) and construct validity, internal consistence, minimal detectable change (MDC), and responsiveness...
August 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532657/effectiveness-of-allied-health-therapy-in-the-symptomatic-management-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Erica Tilley, James McLoughlin, Simon A Koblar, Sebastian H Doeltgen, Cindy Stern, Sarahlouise White, Micah D J Peters
BACKGROUND: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an adult onset neurodegenerative condition associated with mobility, balance, speech, swallowing, vision and cognitive changes. The condition is diagnosed using the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (SPSP) criteria. Therapeutic interventions for PSP are important, and a healthcare team should include a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist...
June 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508968/the-use-of-commercial-video-games-in-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
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Bruno Bonnechère, Bart Jansen, Lubos Omelina, Serge Van Sint Jan
The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of commercial video games (VGs) in physical rehabilitation of motor functions. Several databases were screened (Medline, SAGE Journals Online, and ScienceDirect) using combinations of the following free-text terms: commercial games, video games, exergames, serious gaming, rehabilitation games, PlayStation, Nintendo, Wii, Wii Fit, Xbox, and Kinect. The search was limited to peer-reviewed English journals. The beginning of the search time frame was not restricted and the end of the search time frame was 31 December 2015...
August 9, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27171537/perceptive-rehabilitation-and-trunk-posture-alignment-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelangelo Morrone, Sandra Miccinilli, Marco Bravi, Teresa Paolucci, Jean M Melgari, Gaetano Salomone, Alessandro Picelli, Ennio Spadini, Alberto Ranavolo, Vincenzo Saraceni, Vincenzo DI Lazzaro, Silvia Sterzi
BACKGROUND: Recent studies aimed to evaluate the potential effects of perceptive rehabilitation in Parkinson Disease reporting promising preliminary results for postural balance and pain symptoms. To date, no randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the effects of perceptive rehabilitation and conventional treatment in patients with Parkinson Disease. AIM: To evaluate whether a perceptive rehabilitation treatment could be more effective than a conventional physical therapy program in improving postural control and gait pattern in patients with Parkinson Disease...
May 12, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977334/blindfolded-balance-training-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-sensory-motor-strategy-to-improve-the-gait
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M Tramontano, S Bonnì, A Martino Cinnera, F Marchetti, C Caltagirone, G Koch, A Peppe
Aim. Recent evidence suggested that the use of treadmill training may improve gait parameters. Visual deprivation could engage alternative sensory strategies to control dynamic equilibrium and stabilize gait based on vestibulospinal reflexes (VSR). We aimed to investigate the efficacy of a blindfolded balance training (BBT) in the improvement of stride phase percentage reliable gait parameters in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) compared to patients treated with standard physical therapy (PT). Methods...
2016: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26883663/postural-sensory-correlates-of-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Young Eun Huh, Seonhong Hwang, Keehoon Kim, Won-Ho Chung, Jinyoung Youn, Jin Whan Cho
INTRODUCTION: To elucidate the unique patterns of postural sensory deficits contributing to freezing of gait (FOG) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to identify postural sensory modalities that correlate with FOG severity. METHODS: Twenty-five PD patients with FOG, 22 PD patients without FOG, and 26 age-matched controls were evaluated using a sensory organization test and clinical measures including the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor score, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Frontal Assessment Battery, Activities-specific Balance Confidence, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, and Berg Balance Scale...
April 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26858628/neurologic-music-therapy-training-for-mobility-and-stability-rehabilitation-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Anna A Bukowska, Piotr Krężałek, Elżbieta Mirek, Przemysław Bujas, Anna Marchewka
Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive condition with gait disturbance and balance disorder as the main symptoms. Previous research studies focused on the application of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) in PD gait rehabilitation. The key hypothesis of this pilot study, however, assumes the major role of the combination of all three Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) sensorimotor techniques in improving spatio-temporal gait parameters, and postural stability in the course of PD. The 55 PD-diagnosed subjects invited to the study were divided into two groups: 30 in the experimental and 25 in the control group...
2015: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26798551/postural-and-balance-disorders-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-prospective-open-label-feasibility-study-with-two-months-of-action-observation-treatment
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Andrea Santamato, Maurizio Ranieri, Nicoletta Cinone, Lucia Anna Stuppiello, Giovanni Valeno, Jula Laura De Sanctis, Francesca Fortunato, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Antonio Greco, Davide Seripa, Francesco Panza
Action observation treatment has been proposed as therapeutic option in rehabilitation of patients affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) to improve freezing of gait episodes. The purpose of this prospective open-label feasibility study was to evaluate the impact of 8-week action observation training (video-therapy) for the treatment of postural instability and balance impairment in PD patients. Fifteen PD patients aged under 80 years with scores of 1 to 3 on the Hoehn and Yahr staging and without evidence of freezing of gait were recruited...
2015: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26788347/multidisciplinary-intensive-rehabilitation-treatment-improves-sleep-quality-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Giuseppe Frazzitta, Roberto Maestri, Davide Ferrazzoli, Giulio Riboldazzi, Rossana Bera, Cecilia Fontanesi, Roger P Rossi, Gianni Pezzoli, Maria F Ghilardi
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances are among the most common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), greatly interfering with daily activities and diminishing life quality. Pharmacological treatments have not been satisfactory because of side effects and interactions with anti-parkinsonian drugs. While studies have shown that regular exercise improves sleep quality in normal aging, there is no definitive evidence in PD. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we determined whether an intense physical and multidisciplinary exercise program improves sleep quality in a large group of patients with PD...
2015: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26360239/rehabilitation-for-parkinson-s-disease-current-outlook-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Giovanni Abbruzzese, Roberta Marchese, Laura Avanzino, Elisa Pelosin
Rehabilitation is considered as an adjuvant to pharmacological and surgical treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) to maximize functional ability and minimize secondary complications. Originally, approaches were based on empirical experience, but growing evidence suggests that exercise-dependent plasticity constitutes the main mechanism underlying the effects of physiotherapy. Exercise increases synaptic strength and influences neurotransmission, thus potentiating functional circuitry in PD. In addition, exercise is a pivotal element of motor learning...
January 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26329918/the-effects-of-different-sensory-augmentation-on-weight-shifting-balance-exercises-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-healthy-elderly-people-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Beom-Chan Lee, Timothy A Thrasher, Stanley P Fisher, Charles S Layne
BACKGROUND: Earlier versions of biofeedback systems for balance-related applications were intended primarily to provide "alarm" signals about body tilt rather than to guide rehabilitation exercise motion. Additionally, there have been few attempts to evaluate guidance modalities for balance rehabilitation exercises. The purpose of this proof-of-concept study is to evaluate the effects of guidance modalities during common dynamic weight-shifting exercises used in clinical settings. METHODS: A motion guidance system providing visual biofeedback, vibrotactile biofeedback, or both, was used during weight-shifting exercises...
2015: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26265237/a-kinect-based-system-for-lower-limb-rehabilitation-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-a-pilot-study
#14
Guillermo Palacios-Navarro, Iván García-Magariño, Pedro Ramos-Lorente
This work brings together the emerging virtual reality techniques and the natural user interfaces to offer new possibilities in the field of rehabilitation. We have designed a rehabilitation game based on a low cost device (Microsoft Kinect(TM)) connected to a personal computer. It provides patients having Parkinson's Disease (PD) with a motivating way to perform several motor rehabilitation exercises to improve their rehabilitation. The experiment was tested on seven Parkinson's Disease patients and results demonstrated significant improvements in completion time score and in the 10 Meters Walk Test score...
September 2015: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26192642/therapeutic-uses-of-active-videogames-a-systematic-review
#15
Amanda E Staiano, Rachel Flynn
BACKGROUND: Active videogames (AVGs) may be useful for promoting physical activity for therapeutic uses, including for balance, rehabilitation, and management of illness or disease. The literature from 64 peer-reviewed publications that assessed health outcomes of AVGs for therapeutic purposes was synthesized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Medline, and PyschInfo were queried for original studies related to the use of AVGs to improve physical outcomes in patients who were ill or undergoing rehabilitation related to balance, burn treatment, cancer, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, extremity dysfunction or amputation, hospitalization, lupus, Parkinson's disease, spinal injury, or stroke...
December 2014: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26138090/complementary-physical-therapies-for-movement-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Alves Da Rocha, J McClelland, M E Morris
BACKGROUND: The growth and popularity of complementary physical therapies for Parkinson's disease (PD) attempt to fill the gap left by conventional exercises, which does not always directly target wellbeing, enjoyment and social participation. AIM: To evaluate the effects of complementary physical therapies on motor performance, quality of life and falls in people living with PD. DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis. POPULATION: Outpatients--adults diagnosed with idiopathic PD, male or female, modified Hoehn and Yahr scale I-IV, any duration of PD, any duration of physical treatment or exercise...
December 2015: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26135376/effects-of-tai-chi-and-multimodal-exercise-training-on-movement-and-balance-function-in-mild-to-moderate-idiopathic-parkinson-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tian-Yu Zhang, Yong Hu, Zhi-Yu Nie, Rong-Xiang Jin, Fei Chen, Qiang Guan, Bin Hu, Chun-Ya Gu, Ling Zhu, Ling-Jing Jin
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two different patterns of rehabilitation training on movement and balance function in patients with idiopathic Parkinson disease. DESIGN: Forty patients with Parkinson disease were randomized into the tai chi group (n = 20) or the multimodal exercise training group (n = 20). Outcome measures were assessed at baseline and after 12 wks of exercise. Balance was assessed using the Berg Balance Scale, and movement was assessed by the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale-Motor Examination, stride length, gait velocity, and Timed Up and Go Test...
October 2015: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26095443/in-patient-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-for-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Marco Monticone, Emilia Ambrosini, Alessandro Laurini, Barbara Rocca, Calogero Foti
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of an inpatient 2-month multidisciplinary rehabilitative program of task-oriented exercises, cognitive-behavioral training, and occupational therapy on motor impairment, activities of daily living, and quality of life (QoL) in subjects with long-duration Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Subjects were randomly selected for an experimental (multidisciplinary rehabilitative care) and a control group (general physiotherapy) and were assessed before treatment, after 8 weeks (post-treatment), and 12 months after the end of treatment...
July 2015: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26048047/overground-robot-assisted-gait-trainer-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-disease
#19
Manuela Pilleri, Luca Weis, Letizia Zabeo, Konstantinos Koutsikos, Roberta Biundo, Silvia Facchini, Simonetta Rossi, Stefano Masiero, Angelo Antonini
Freezing of Gait (FOG) is a frequent and disabling feature of Parkinson disease (PD). Gait rehabilitation assisted by electromechanical devices, such as training on treadmill associated with sensory cues or assisted by gait orthosis have been shown to improve FOG. Overground robot assisted gait training (RGT) has been recently tested in patients with PD with improvement of several gait parameters. We here evaluated the effectiveness of RGT on FOG severity and gait abnormalities in PD patients. Eighteen patients with FOG resistant to dopaminergic medications were treated with 15 sessions of RGT and underwent an extensive clinical evaluation before and after treatment...
August 15, 2015: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25993099/evaluation-by-expert-dancers-of-a-robot-that-performs-partnered-stepping-via-haptic-interaction
#20
Tiffany L Chen, Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, J Lucas McKay, Jacquelyn E Borinski, Madeleine E Hackney, Lena H Ting, Charles C Kemp
Our long-term goal is to enable a robot to engage in partner dance for use in rehabilitation therapy, assessment, diagnosis, and scientific investigations of two-person whole-body motor coordination. Partner dance has been shown to improve balance and gait in people with Parkinson's disease and in older adults, which motivates our work. During partner dance, dance couples rely heavily on haptic interaction to convey motor intent such as speed and direction. In this paper, we investigate the potential for a wheeled mobile robot with a human-like upper-body to perform partnered stepping with people based on the forces applied to its end effectors...
2015: PloS One
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