Exercise Study for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise Study for People with Parkinson’s Disease

You are invited to join a research study in which you will participate in a group exercise program consisting of balance, strengthening and walking exercises.  Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to participate in the exercise program either immediately following enrollment (early group) or 3 months after enrollment (later group).   A physical therapist with expertise in Parkinson’s disease  will lead all the exercise sessions. 

You may qualify to participate in this study if you:

• have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease  

• have lost your balance or fallen at least once in the last 3 months

• can walk at least 5  minutes continuously without physical assistance or use of a cane or walker

• can attend an exercise program at Sargent College, Boston University twice per week for 3 months

There is no cost to participate in the exercise programs. Parking will be available at Sargent College free of charge. For more information, please contact Brita Orwoll at (617) 353-7525

August 2, 2012
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine