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A research study on the effects of exercise and education for people with Parkinsonism

What type of exercise?
Agility training, quick thinking, balance exercises and walking in small groups

IRB# 4131

What is EE for PD?

A 12-week program of Exercise & Education

With testing of:
  • Cognition
  • Balance
  • Gait
  • MRI Brain Imaging

EE for PD is:

  • Exercise and education specific to PD
  • Safe for all types of Parkinsonism
  • Provided at no cost
  • Led by trained professionals
  • Appropriate for first time to advanced exercisers
  • Friendly and fun!

What type of exercise?

Agility training, quick thinking, balance exercises and walking in small groups.

  • 90 minutes, 3 days a week for 6 weeks

What type of education?

Self-management  program to teach skills to help you take charge of your PD

  • 90 minutes, 1 day a week for 6 weeks

Who can join?

People with Parkinson's disease or other types of Parkinsonism with balance or walking problems.

If you can't commit to the 12-week program or are a healthy control subject, you can still participate. 

Contact

Michael Fleming
phone: 503 346-0842
balance@ohsu.edu 

 


Balance Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebellar Dysfunction

Balance-Deficits-in-Multiple-Sclerosis

Do you have multiple sclerosis?

IRB # 9616

The purpose of the study is to assess balance deficits in people with multiple sclerosis.

We aim to determine the specific brain circuitry that contributes to deficits in balance control and balance adaptation in people with MS.

The study involves 3 sessions total, one of which involves a magnetic resonance imaging brain scan and two in the Balance Disorders Laboratory to assess your balance.

Participants will be compensated for their time and effort.

Contact

503 418-2602 or balance@ohsu.edu