Postural Instability (PI) is a core feature of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and a major cause of falls and disabilities. Impairment of executive functions has been called as an aggravating factor on motor performances. Dance therapy has been shown effective for improving gait and has been suggested as an alternative rehabilitative method.To evaluate gait performance, spatial-temporal (S-T) gait parameters and cognitive performances in a cohort of patients with PD and PI modifications in balance after a cycle of dance therapy.

Effects of dance therapy on balance, gait and neuro-psychological performances in patients with Parkinson's disease and postural instability / Aiello, Elena; Sotgiu, Giovanni; Agnetti, Virgilio; Deriu, Franca. - In: BASAL GANGLIA. - ISSN 2210-5336. - 2:3, Supplement(2012). [10.1016/j.baga.2012.10.001]

Effects of dance therapy on balance, gait and neuro-psychological performances in patients with Parkinson's disease and postural instability

Aiello, Elena;Sotgiu, Giovanni;Agnetti, Virgilio;Deriu, Franca;De Natale, Edoardo;Tolu, Eusebio
2012

Abstract

Postural Instability (PI) is a core feature of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and a major cause of falls and disabilities. Impairment of executive functions has been called as an aggravating factor on motor performances. Dance therapy has been shown effective for improving gait and has been suggested as an alternative rehabilitative method.To evaluate gait performance, spatial-temporal (S-T) gait parameters and cognitive performances in a cohort of patients with PD and PI modifications in balance after a cycle of dance therapy.
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