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The purpose of this study is to highlight the use of power training in a patient with low back pain and Parkinson’s disease.
Power training demonstrated a more significant change in gait speed, mobility, and function compared to other phases in rehabilitation. After power training was implemented at visit 11, there was a dramatic increase gait speed with the 10-meter walk test, a reduction in Oswestry Disability Index score (ODI), and a decrease in Timed Up and Go (TUG) time. The increase in 10 MWT gait speed and reduction in ODI and TUG score were greater than their MDC values of 0.18m/s, 4.8 points, and 3.5 seconds, respectively.6,7,8
St. Augustine, FL
Parkinson Disease, Low Back Pain, Exercise Therapy, Walking Speed, Gait
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Ekekwe, Sean and Boddy, Anne H., "Power Up with Parkinson's: A Case Report" (2018). St. Augustine, Fall 2018. 10.