Research Project Detail
Using the BioStep exercise machine for rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson's Disease
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Quincy Almeida, Wilfrid Laurier University
RESEARCH PROGRAM ASSOCIATION: Functional Abilities Program
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the BioStep exercise machine (a semi-recumbent all-extremity exercise machine) is an appropriate piece of equipment for cardiovascular training in those who have Parkinson's disease. Data collection took place at the Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.
Results of this study could impact the way in which clinicians use exercise equipment to carry out exercise programs with residents living with Parkinson's disease. On a broader scale, the results of this work may help us to better understand the way in which exercise can improved quality of life for those individuals living with the disease.
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