Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Dance and Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Peter Lovatt is running a research study into the effects of different types of dance on the symptoms of Parkinson and seeks volunteers to take part. The project examines the relationship between dance and the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A handful of recent studies has shown that dancing can be good for relieving some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

These studies have found that when people with Parkinson’s engage in several weeks of Tango dancing they show measurable improvements in their balance and walking, improvements that are not shown following several weeks of gym based exercises. Dr Lovatt's study aims to replicate and extend these findings.


  1. Dance is an incredible activity that can help people in many ways, I didn't know that Parkinson's was one of them, this is great news. Superb post, very informative.

  2. Thank you for your post and for taking the time to comment.