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Complementary Medicine in Parkinson Disease: Once Again, Surprisingly Effective

      We read with great enthusiasm the article by Ferraz et al, who demonstrated that 3 physical exercise modalities resulted in significant improvement of the walking capacity, ability to stand up and sit, and the functionality of patients with Parkinson disease (PD).
      • Ferraz D.D.
      • Trippo K.V.
      • Duarte G.P.
      • Neto M.G.
      • Santos K.O.B.
      • Oliveira Filho J.
      The effects of functional training, bicycle exercise and exergaming on walking capacity of elderly with Parkinson’s disease: a pilot randomized controlled single-blinded trial.
      Clearly, the authors demonstrated the beneficial effects of physical exercise programs and their significance as a complementary therapy for PD.
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