Lessons and challenges of trials involving ancillary therapies for Parkinson’s disease
Progressive impairment, particularly related to gait, postural control and cognitive decline, are not effectively treated by the current pharmacological and surgical management of Parkinson's disease (PD). This has led many patients and treating physicians to explore concomitant therapeutic modalities such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, physical therapy, massage, dance and music therapy, tai chi and others to aid in reducing symptomatology and improving patient quality of life.
This book chapter is published as Hass CJ, Nocera J, Stegemöller EL, Hackney M. “Lessons and challenges of trials involving ancillary therapies for Parkinson’s disease” in Parkinson’s Disease: Current and Future Therapeutics and Clinical Trials. Editors: Galvez-Jimenez N, Fernandez HH, Espay A, Fox S. Cambridge. March 2016 / chptr 32; 349. Posted with permission.