Neue Ansätze in der Bewegungstherapie bei Morbus Parkinson

Wanner P, Klamroth S, Steib S (2022)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


DOI: 10.1007/s00391-022-02123-6


Background: Exercise therapy is an important component in the treatment of motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this context, goal-based task-specific training has shown to be particularly effective compared to nonspecific approaches. Objective: In this article two novel exercise interventions for targeted improvement of motor function in PD are presented: 1) task-specific training with perturbations and 2) combined task-specific and cardiovascular training. Material and methods: Summary and discussion of the current evidence for both therapeutic approaches. Results: First randomized controlled trials show that perturbation training is an effective task-specific training to improve gait and balance function and potentially reduce falls. Experimental findings on combined cardiovascular exercise and task-specific training suggest that processes of neuroplasticity are enhanced, thereby improving therapy outcomes. However, the quality of evidence for both therapeutic approaches is currently low. Conclusion: The presented exercise approaches show promising results in first randomized controlled studies and have the potential to improve treatment outcomes in PD. Further high-quality clinical studies are needed to ensure an effective transfer into practice.

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Wanner, P., Klamroth, S., & Steib, S. (2022). Neue Ansätze in der Bewegungstherapie bei Morbus Parkinson. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie.


Wanner, Philipp, Sarah Klamroth, and Simon Steib. "Neue Ansätze in der Bewegungstherapie bei Morbus Parkinson." Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie (2022).

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