Tribe Feed Forums 2023 Insight Summit Home based and technology assisted (aerobic) exercise

  • Melissa

    11/04/2023 at 9:15 am

    Welcome to this presentation. Please post your questions or comments here and we will forward them on. Check back for your response!

  • Melissa

    11/04/2023 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks Nienke, such exciting research going on in exercise and Parkinson’s!

  • Harley

    11/04/2023 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks Nienke for a clear and logical presentation. I did not pick up an email contact from the presentation. Is that possible? Harley

  • John

    11/04/2023 at 3:37 pm

    What exactly is aquatic training? Is it swimming, or other water activities as well?

    • Melissa

      11/04/2023 at 3:45 pm

      This would be exercise performed in the water. Not necessarily swimming, more like aqua-aerobics but with a tailored rehab focus.

  • Finlay

    11/04/2023 at 3:54 pm

    Which level and kind of dance?

  • Dinna

    11/04/2023 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you, this was good to hear the reinforcement about exercise being medicine and especially for Parkinson’s.

  • Susan

    11/04/2023 at 6:05 pm

    I’m curious about the mind -body exercise mentioned here – possibly tai chi? Or Yoga?

  • Shane

    12/04/2023 at 11:14 pm

    1: Has anyone looked at the post (intensive) training phase. Do participants who return to a sedentary lifestyle decline at a quicker/slower/same rate as the control subjects did during the experiment phase.

    2: Is your pre-test exercise regime taken into account somehow in tests e.g. the subject who already does an ample amount of exercise beforehand would probably not react pd-wise as much as someone who led a sedentary life before the testing period

    • Melissa

      13/04/2023 at 2:35 pm

      Shane, Frazzitta and colleagues have explored your first question with an intensive exercise program delivered for a month followed by 11 months of usual care. Results at the end of the 12 months show retention of motor improvements and a decrease in the increase of levadopa usage. Beyond this I’m not sure.

  • Felicity

    13/04/2023 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you for your studies and explanations. Most encouraging



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