Dance and Parkinson’s

A new research study into the mark Morris Group’s Brooklyn Dance for PD programme has found that participants experienced significant improvement in overall movement, particularly walking.

The study, published in Journal of Neural Transmission, found participants reported feeling better and empowered and enhanced quality of life.

“The combined physical and psychological benefits participants experienced,” said lead author Olie Westheimer, executive director of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, “suggest that through exercise, camaraderie and the simple joy of movement, dance classes are an effective way of ending the isolation and inactivity that too often define living with PD.”