Using Dance in Parkinson's Patients Treatment

Authors: D. Pánek;  V. Tupá;  D. Pavlů;  J. Čemusová
Authors‘ workplace: Fakulta tělesné výchovy a sportu UK, Katedra fyzioterapie, Praha vedoucí katedry doc. PaedDr. D. Pavlů, CSc.
Published in: Rehabil. fyz. Lék., 20, 2013, No. 1, pp. 28-34.
Category: Original Papers


The review discusses the possible impact of dance therapy in patients suffering from the Parkinson's disease. From the many classical dances, the reviewed studies chose Argentinian tango which, according to the review's authors, has the most beneficial effects on the motoric behavior of Parkinson's patients. Reviewed results were split into four groups according to the type of research work: original experiment, review study, comparative study and non-controlled study. A positive impact of dance therapy is indicated by most studies which, subsequently, recommend this type of supportive rehabilitation therapy.

Parkinson disease, physiotherapy, dance, therapy


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