Author Archives: Forest Ray PhD

Study Shows Difficulty of Adapting Movements to Obstacles

People with Parkinson’s disease are less able to adapt their movements before crossing obstacles such as mounting a curb, according to a recent study. This type of adaptation, called locomotor synergy, may explain why crossing obstacles is more difficult for those with Parkinson’s and could serve as a new…

Dancing the Tango May Reduce Fall Risk, Help With Balance

Dancing the tango may help people with Parkinson’s disease maintain balance and avoid falling, according to new research from Florida State University (FSU). “Argentine tango involves specific dance techniques that decrease fall risk and are generally not taught in other dances or activities,” Shani Peter, a third-year medical student…

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