Parkinson’s Disease

Rehabilitation Procedures in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
01 Jan 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Aug 2015

1University of Verona, Verona, Italy

2Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

3University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

4Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA


Rehabilitation Procedures in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Description

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder which results from a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Disability can occur at all stages of PD, leading to decreased independence, inactivity, social isolation, and reduced quality of life. Symptoms such as hypokinesia, rigidity, resting tremor, and postural instability affect motor performance in people with PD, who are unable to generate adequate amplitude of movement. Thus, individuals face increased difficulties with activities of daily living and various aspects of mobility such as gait, transfers, balance, and posture. In addition to the motor deficits, people with PD may suffer from a cognitive decline, especially executive dysfunction (even in the early stages of the disease), further impinging on fall risk and quality of life.

The management of PD has traditionally centered on drug therapy. However, even with optimal medical management, people with PD experience deterioration in body function, daily activities, and participation. On these bases, the role of rehabilitation has gained a prominent place in the overall management of PD. Specifically; there is a move towards using rehabilitation procedures as an adjunct to pharmacological and surgical treatments with an emphasis on multidisciplinary management of this multidimensional condition.

We invite investigators to submit original research articles and reviews that will contribute to the field of rehabilitation for people with PD. We are particularly interested in articles proposing evidence of innovative rehabilitation protocols, including treatments based on motor-cognitive approaches. We are equally interested in articles aimed at comparing the effects of different rehabilitation therapies, including cost-effectiveness analyses.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of physical activity on people with PD
  • Physiotherapy interventions in PD
  • Role of electromechanical and robot-assisted training in PD
  • Use of virtual reality in the rehabilitation of PD
  • Telerehabilitation for people with PD
  • Role of cognitive dysfunction in PD rehabilitation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 824056
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation Procedures in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Alessandro Picelli | Talia Herman | ... | Laurie A. King
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 978590
  • - Research Article

Acute and Chronic Effect of Acoustic and Visual Cues on Gait Training in Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized, Controlled Study

Roberto De Icco | Cristina Tassorelli | ... | Giorgio Sandrini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 681976
  • - Research Article

Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: Comparison of the Italian Versions of Three Neuropsychological Tests

Angela Federico | Alice Maier | ... | Stefano Tamburin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 520128
  • - Research Article

Balance Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: The Role of Posturography in Developing a Rehabilitation Program

Davide Ferrazzoli | Alfonso Fasano | ... | Giuseppe Frazzitta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 124214
  • - Review Article

Action Observation and Motor Imagery: Innovative Cognitive Tools in the Rehabilitation of Parkinson’s Disease

Giovanni Abbruzzese | Laura Avanzino | ... | Elisa Pelosin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 196303
  • - Review Article

Living with Parkinson’s and the Emerging Role of Occupational Therapy

Jelka Jansa | Ana Aragon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 390512
  • - Clinical Study

The Parkinsonian Gait Spatiotemporal Parameters Quantified by a Single Inertial Sensor before and after Automated Mechanical Peripheral Stimulation Treatment

Ana Kleiner | Manuela Galli | ... | Maria Francesca De Pandis
Parkinson’s Disease
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