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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182441afd
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Parkinson's Disease: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Exercise Intervention

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

Section Editor(s): Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT

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Abstract

SUMMARY: PARKINSON'S DISEASE (PD) IS A PROGRESSIVE NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE THAT IS ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERE MOTOR SYMPTOMS THAT PRESENT FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS. EXERCISE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO POSITIVELY MODIFY PD SYMPTOMS AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PERSONS WITH PD.

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