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Active-assisted cycling improves tremor and bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  22659536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To develop a rapid cadence cycling intervention (active-assisted cycling, AAC) using a motorized bike and to examine physiological perimeters during these sessions in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). A secondary goal was to examine if a single session of active-assisted cycling at a high cadence would promote improvements in tremor and bradykinesia similar to the ON medicated state. DESIGN: Before-after pilot trial with cross-over. SETTING: University Research Lab. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (N=10, age 45-74) in Hoehn and Yahr stages 1-3. INTERVENTION: 40 mins of active-assisted cycling. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Heart rate, pedaling power, rating of perceived exertion were recorded before, during and after a bout of AAC cycling. Functional assessments included tremor score during resting, postural and kinetic tremor. RESULTS: This active-assisted cycling paradigm was well-tolerated by individuals with Parkinson's disease without excessive fatigue and most participants showed improvements in tremor and bradykinesia immediately after a single bout of cycling. CONCLUSIONS: This paradigm could be used to examine changes in motor function in individuals with PD after bouts of high-intensity exercise.
Angela L Ridgel; Corey A Peacock; Emily J Fickes; Chul-Ho Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Exercise Physiology, School of Health Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
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