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In September 2009, SPRING (the research interest group of the Parkinson’s Disease Society) hosted a conference on the effect of exercise on Parkinson’s. I was part of the organising committee with my AGILE / ACPIN Parkinson’s Project Officer hat on, alongside Vicki Goodwin, who was also invited to speak on her research.
The conference explored known aspects plus issues yet to be discovered about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's. Contributions were from invited participants from across the world in the hope of enabling proposals for new research collaboration to promote exercise as an essential component of therapy for Parkinson's.
General conference information can be accessed through the website:
Videos of the two keynote presentations are now available to watch online directly from Professor Alice Nieuwboer, who presentment on ‘Exercise for Parkinson's disease: The evidence under scrutiny’ at http://spring.parkinsons.org.uk/springdocs/NieuwboerPage.html
and by Professor Michael Zigmond who presented on ‘Exercise and Parkinson's disease: Evidence for efficacy from cellular and animal studies’ at http://spring.parkinsons.org.uk/springdocs/ZigmondPage.html.
Both are about 45 minutes each, but well worth the time.
The Parkinson's UK site hosts a lot of information about Parkinson's and management of the condition. There is a specific tab for professionals on the site at http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Ramaswamy B, Jones D, Goodwin V, Lindop F, Ashburn A, Keus S, Rochester L, Durrant K (2009). Quick Reference Cards (UK) and Guidance Notes for physiotherapists working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease Society, London.
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