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  • It does sound dystonia, but there will almost certainly be a musculoskeletal component due to asymmetry of weight bearing ,

    Apparently, James Parkinson mentions pain in his original descriptions, but it doesn’t get a lot of attention by modern doctors, even though up to 80% of PD patients will get some form of pain,

    I too get a lot of pain in m…[Read more]

  • I think exercise programs need to be individualised, but key elements include;

    1. Cardiovascular- probably including a high intensity component.

    2. Strength and resistance; with some weights

    3. Targeted specific movements to counter the key deficits; ie slow, limited range of arm and leg movements – to me boxing is the most logical exercise…[Read more]

  • David Blacker became a registered member 1 year, 5 months ago

    • Hi David. I was just thinking to myself how it would be helpful if my doctor had pd (not that I would wish that on anyone ). Sometimes I think my dr. Thinks things are not that bad for me. He thinks I set the bar too high. I was a dancer and an athlete so I know how much I have lost. I try not to think about the future and try to be in the…[Read more]

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