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Exercise and neuroplasticity in persons living with Parkinson's disease.

  title={Exercise and neuroplasticity in persons living with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Mark A Hirsch and Becky G. Farley},
  journal={European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={45 2},
  • M. Hirsch, B. Farley
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine
For many years, exercise was not a recommended rehabilitation strategy for persons with a diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Since it was believed that exercise had no measurable effect on PD, or might worsen the underlying pathology, it was to be avoided. A rich vein of bench and translational research now suggest non-pharmacological approaches, such as exercise or physiotherapy, have a far greater effect on the cardinal features of PD than previously believed. In particular… 

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