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Prescribing Exercise to Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Many symptoms are associated with the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s Disease, including shortened stride, tremors, reduced blink rate, and shuffling gate due to the degeneration of the brain. Neurologist Eric Ahlskog, MD, PhD, says Parkinson's “is a treatable condition” and is a strong proponent of prescribing regular exercise to patients capable of participating.