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Exercise is first-line treatment for Parkinson’s

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There’s voluminous evidence that supports exercise as a first-line treatment for Parkinson’s disease, according to Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Mayo Clinic specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Experts think exercise has neuroprotective effects.

Listen to this Mayo Clinic Talks podcast to hear Dr. Laskowski explain why people who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s are given a prescription to exercise and how to exercise safely with a tremor. He also explains why balance exercises are so important.

 

Edward Laskowski, M.D.

Dr. Laskowski is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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