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Other Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
- Increase your strength
- Decrease rigidity
- Develop flexibility
- Improve your stamina
- Optimize coordination
- Learn about fall prevention
- Delay progression of disease
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Li F, et al. Tai chi and postural stability in patients with parkinson’s disease. NEJM. 2012;366:511-519.
Parkinson Disease. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons%5Fdisease/parkinsons%5Fdisease.htm. Accessed August 22, 2012.
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Complementary therapies. Parkinson’s Disease Foundation website. Available at: http://www.pdf.org/en/managing%5Fpd. Accessed August 22, 2012.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013