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Exercise Programming for Parkinson's Disease

Bollinger, Lance M. MA1; Cowan, Celsi E. BS2; LaFontaine, Thomas P. PhD3

Section Editor(s): Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 55–59
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31824db335
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SUMMARY: PARKINSON'S DISEASE (PD) PRESENTS NUMEROUS MOTOR AND NONMOTOR LIMITATIONS TO EXERCISE PROGRAMMING. EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS MUST UNDERSTAND THESE LIMITATIONS AND CURRENT EXERCISE RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE EXERCISE STRATEGIES FOR CLIENTS WITH PD.

1Kinesiology Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

2Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

3University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

The One-On-One Column provides scientifically supported, practical information for personal trainers who work with apparently healthy individuals or medically cleared special populations.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Paul Sorace, MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

Lance M. Bollinger is pursuing a doctorial fellowship in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science at East Carolina University.

Celsi E. Cowan is a graduate student in the Department of Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri and the graduate assistant at Optimus: The Center for Health.

Thomas P. LaFontaine is a personal health fitness mentor at Optimus: The Center for Health in Columbia, Missouri.

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