Parkinson’s Disease Journal Article Recommendations

General PD Information

PD Update

Gazewood JD, Richards DR, Clebak K. Parkinson disease: an update. Am Fam Physician. 2013;87(4):267-73.

Premotor and Nonmotor Features of Parkinson

Goldman JG, Postuma R. Premotor and nonmotor features of Parkinson’s disease. Curr Opin Neurol. 2014;27(4):434-41.

Updates in Medical Management

Fernandez HH. Updates in the medical management of Parkinson disease. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012;79(1):28-35.

Walking/Aerobic Conditioning/ Physical Activity

Treadmill Training for the Treatment of Gait Disturbances in People with Parkinson Disease

Herman T, Giladi N, Hausdorff JM. Treadmill training for the treatment of gait disturbances in people with Parkinson’s disease: a mini-review. J Neural Transm. 2009;116(3):307-18.

 Treadmill Training for Patients with Parkinson Disease

Mehrholz J, Friis R, Kugler J, Twork S, Storch A, Pohl M. Treadmill training for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010;(1):CD007830.

 The Effect of Exercise Training in Improving Motor Performace and Corticomotor Excitability in People with Early PD

Fisher BE, Wu AD, Salem GJ, et al. The effect of exercise training in improving motor performance and corticomotor excitability in people with early Parkinson’s disease. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;89(7):1221-9.

 Randomized Clinical Trial of 3 Types of Physical Exercise for Patients with PD

Shulman LM, Katzel LI, Ivey FM, et al. Randomized clinical trial of 3 types of physical exercise for patients with Parkinson disease. JAMA Neurol. 2013;70(2):183-90.

Phase I II randomized trial of aerobic exercise in Parkinson disease in a community setting

Uc EY, Doerschug KC, Magnotta V, et al. Phase I/II randomized trial of aerobic exercise in Parkinson disease in a community setting. Neurology. 2014;83(5):413-25.

 Exercise for people in early or mid stage Parkinson disease a 16 month randomized controlled trial

Schenkman M, Hall DA, Barón AE, Schwartz RS, Mettler P, Kohrt WM. Exercise for people in early- or mid-stage Parkinson disease: a 16-month randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther. 2012;92(11):1395-410.

Promotion of physical activity and fitness in sedentary patients with Parkinson disease randomised controlled trial

Van nimwegen M, Speelman AD, Overeem S, et al. Promotion of physical activity and fitness in sedentary patients with Parkinson’s disease: randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2013;346:f576.

 Physical Inactivity in Parkinson Disease

Van nimwegen M, Speelman AD, Hofman-van rossum EJ, et al. Physical inactivity in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol. 2011;258(12):2214-21.

 Capturing Ambulatory Activtiy Decline in Parkinson Diseaes

Cavanaugh JT, Ellis TD, Earhart GM, Ford MP, Foreman KB, Dibble LE. Capturing ambulatory activity decline in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2012;36(2):51-7.

 Ambulatory Activity in Incident Parkinson More than Meets the Eye

Lord S, Godfrey A, Galna B, Mhiripiri D, Burn D, Rochester L. Ambulatory activity in incident Parkinson’s: more than meets the eye? J Neurol. 2013;260(12):2964-72.

 Understanding Disability in Parkinson Disease

Shulman LM. Understanding disability in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2010;25 Suppl 1:S131-5.

 Predictors of Fitness to Drive in People with Parkinson Disease

Devos H, Vandenberghe W, Nieuwboer A, Tant M, Baten G, De weerdt W. Predictors of fitness to drive in people with Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2007;69(14):1434-41.

 Forced Not Voluntary Exercise Improves Motor Function in Parkinson Disease Patients

Ridgel AL, Vitek JL, Alberts JL. Forced, not voluntary, exercise improves motor function in Parkinson’s disease patients. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009;23(6):600-8.

 It is not About the Bike, it is About the Pedaling: Forced Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease.

Alberts JL, Linder SM, Penko AL, Lowe MJ, Phillips M. It is not about the bike, it is about the pedaling: forced exercise and Parkinson’s disease. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2011;39(4):177-86.

 Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise SPARX Translating high intensity exercise from animals to humans

Moore CG, Schenkman M, Kohrt WM, Delitto A, Hall DA, Corcos D. Study in Parkinson disease of exercise (SPARX): translating high-intensity exercise from animals to humans. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013;36(1):90-8.

Motor learning in Parkinson Diease Limitations and Potential for Rehabilitation

Nieuwboer A, Rochester L, Müncks L, Swinnen SP. Motor learning in Parkinson’s disease: limitations and potential for rehabilitation. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2009;15 Suppl 3:S53-8.


A two year randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance exercise for Parkinson disease

Corcos DM, Robichaud JA, David FJ, et al. A two-year randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance exercise for Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2013;28(9):1230-40.

Novel High Intensity Exercie Prescription Improves Muscle Mass Mitochondrial Function and Physical Capacity in Individuals with Parkinson Disease

Kelly NA, Ford MP, Standaert DG, et al. Novel, high-intensity exercise prescription improves muscle mass, mitochondrial function, and physical capacity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. J Appl Physiol. 2014;116(5):582-92.

Barriers to Exercise

Factors Associated with Exercise Behavior in People with Parkinson Disease

Ellis T, Cavanaugh JT, Earhart GM, et al. Factors associated with exercise behavior in people with Parkinson disease. Phys Ther. 2011;91(12):1838-48.

Barriers to Exercise in People with Parkinson Disease

Ellis T, Boudreau JK, Deangelis TR, et al. Barriers to exercise in people with Parkinson disease. Phys Ther. 2013;93(5):628-36.

Review Articles: Effects of Exercise

Effects of Exercise on Mobility in People with Parkinson Disease

Van der kolk NM, King LA. Effects of exercise on mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2013;28(11):1587-96.


Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with PD

Li F, Harmer P, Fitzgerald K, et al. Tai chi and postural stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(6):511-9.

 Exercise and Motor Training in People with PD

Allen NE, Sherrington C, Suriyarachchi GD, Paul SS, Song J, Canning CG. Exercise and motor training in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review of participant characteristics, intervention delivery, retention rates, adherence, and adverse events in clinical trials. Parkinsons Dis. 2012;2012:854328


Effects of Dance on Gait and Balance in PD

Hackney ME, Earhart GM. Effects of dance on gait and balance in Parkinson’s disease: a comparison of partnered and nonpartnered dance movement. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2010;24(4):384-92.

Are the Effects of Community Based Dance on PD Severity Balance and Functinoal Mobility Reduced with Time

Duncan RP, Earhart GM. Are the effects of community-based dance on Parkinson disease severity, balance, and functional mobility reduced with time? A 2-Year Prospective Pilot Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014

Dance as Therapy for Individuals with PD

Earhart GM. Dance as therapy for individuals with Parkinson disease. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2009;45(2):231-8.