Effects of dance on gait and balance in Parkinson's disease: a comparison of partnered and nonpartnered dance movement.

@article{Hackney2010EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dance on gait and balance in Parkinson's disease: a comparison of partnered and nonpartnered dance movement.},
  author={Madeleine E. Hackney and Gammon M. Earhart},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={384-92}
}
Partnered tango dance can improve balance and gait in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Partnered dance may allow these individuals to challenge balance more than nonpartnered dance. Alternatively, partnered practice could reduce balance gains because the participant may rely on the partner as a balance aid when challenged. The authors compared the effects of partnered and nonpartnered dance on balance and mobility in 39 people (11 women) with mild-moderate PD (Hoehn and Yahr stages I… CONTINUE READING
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