The number of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in the US is projected to rise to 1,238,000 by 2030. Current pharmacological medications do not slow disease progression and only provide symptom management. Some types of exercise have been shown to reduce motor symptoms and potentially reduce the need for increasing medication dose. Previous research from our lab has shown that high-cadence dynamic cycling, which mimics the entropic cadence of tandem cycling, improves motor symptom presentation by at least 30%. However not all participants show the same improvement. The goal of this study was to investigate how individual characteristics affect responses to dynamic cycling.
GATES, PETER; Ridgel L., Angela. 2021. “Evaluation of demographic variables as predictors of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease after dynamic cycling”. Smart Health. Under review.
GATES, PETER; Ridgel L., Angela. 2021. “Entropy of movement during community dance programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and older adult”. Human Movement Science. Under review.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise GATES, PETER; Lemke, Zachary C; Kim, Jin Hyun; Discenzo, Fred; Ridgel, Angela L. 2020. “Sample entropy analysis of dance interventions in people with Parkinson’s disease and older adults”. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52(7S), 852–852.