Parkinson’s Patients Tune Into Music Therapy – quoting Terry Ellis

(02/02/2023, Parkinson’s News Today)

A small group of people with Parkinson’s disease adhered well to an experimental music-based digital therapy to treat gait problems, and reported quality of life gains, meeting the main goals of a small feasibility trial. Preliminary evidence of the trial that included 24 patients also suggested improvements in motor function and mobility after a month with the MR-005 platform, which seeks to synchronize a person’s walking pattern to musical rhythms.

Expert Quote:

“The results from this study related to adherence and early signals of clinical improvements with Parkinson’s disease patients are compelling and suggest that this could be a promising intervention for improving gait deficits in this population.” – Physical Therapy Associate Professor and Department Chair Terry Ellis, one of the trial’s principal investigators

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