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Nordic Walking and Parkinson’s

In the last few years, research studies discussed health benefits of nordic walking for patients with Parkinson’s disease, including increased walking speed and endurance (Mov Disord. 2008 Nov 15;23(15):2239-43). Many clients express interest in trying nordic walking as a form of exercise, but nordic walking is NOT the same as walking with trekking/hiking poles. Trekking […]

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Freezing episodes in Parkinson’s disease

“Freezing” episodes are a challenge that many patients with Parkinson’s disease struggle with. What is freezing? Freezing can be thought of as an inability of the body to start a movement sequence, such as when getting up from a chair or stepping away from the bathroom counter. These episodes can also occur when in the […]

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Parkinson’s and Postural Control

One of the most common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is decreased postural control. This typically presents as a stooped posture with flexion at the hips, a forward head, and rounded shoulders. It can contribute to losses of balance when challenged to reach overhead or pick up items from the floor. A forward flexed […]