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Cycling for Freezing of Gait

A New England Journal of Medicine article discussing how cycling offers a useful approach for exercise training in patients with Parkinson’s who are “grounded” by severe freezing of gait.

By Anke H. Snijders, M.D. and Bastiaan R. Bloem, M.D. | N Engl J Med 2010; 362:

A 58-year-old man with a 10-year history of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease presented with an incapacitating freezing of gait. However, the patient’s ability to ride a bicycle was remarkably preserved. (In Video 2, the patient is not wearing a safety helmet because in the Netherlands, wearing a safety helmet is neither required by law nor customary.)

Read the full New England Journal of Medicine article here …