Dance for Parkinson's Disease Program

Instructor David Leventhal, lower left,  leads Kay Perkins, Madeleine Mackenzie and other patients and instructors   in a pilot Dance for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI0000032" title="Parkinson's Disease" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/parkinsons-disease-HEDAI0000032.topic">Parkinson's Disease</a> class,  a new program that is a joint effort between <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000151" title="Florida Hospital System" href="/topic/health/healthcare/florida-hospital-system-PLCUL000151.topic">Florida Hospital</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000139" title="Rollins College" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/rollins-college-OREDU0000139.topic">Rollins College</a>.
One study from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000101" title="National Institutes of Health" href="/topic/health/national-institutes-of-health-ORGOV0000101.topic">National Institutes of Health</a> found that Parkinson's patients demonstrated significant improvement in their balance and gait after taking a series of dance classes compared to a control group that had no exercise.

( GEORGE SKENE, ORLANDO SENTINEL / January 17, 2012 )

Instructor David Leventhal, lower left, leads Kay Perkins, Madeleine Mackenzie and other patients and instructors in a pilot Dance for Parkinson's Disease class, a new program that is a joint effort between Florida Hospital and Rollins College. One study from the National Institutes of Health found that Parkinson's patients demonstrated significant improvement in their balance and gait after taking a series of dance classes compared to a control group that had no exercise.

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