Interval training-induced alleviation of rigidity and hypertonia in patients with Parkinson's disease is accompanied by increased basal serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

@article{Marusiak2015IntervalTA,
  title={Interval training-induced alleviation of rigidity and hypertonia in patients with Parkinson's disease is accompanied by increased basal serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor.},
  author={Jarosław Marusiak and Ewa Żeligowska and Joanna Mencel and Katarzyna Kisiel-Sajewicz and Joanna Majerczak and Jerzy A Zoladz and Artur Jask{\'o}lski and Anna Jask{\'o}lska},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          372-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of cycloergometric interval training on parkinsonian rigidity, relaxed biceps brachii muscle tone in affected upper extremities, and serum level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor. DESIGN Case series, repeated-measures design, pilot study. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS Eleven patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease (Hoehn & Yahr scale 2.3 ± 0.72), recruited from a neurological clinic, underwent cycle training and were tested along with non-trained, healthy… CONTINUE READING