Skip to Main Content

Center for Health, Practice, Policy, & Research Effects of Exercise on Parkinson's Disorders

Support Page Content

Effects of Exercise on Parkinson's Disorders


The goal of this research is to evaluate the effects of exercise, physical activity (and other non-invasive treatment strategies) on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Parkinson-Related Disorders. The overarching goal is to determine the underlying physiological mechanisms (from molecular to systems levels) that exercise can drive changes to the neurodegeneration that is caused by PD pathology, and lead to neuroprotection and maybe even neurorestoration. Ultimately, this would would/could cause for an improvement in the motor, cognitive and variety of other non-motor symptoms in PD.