[Tango-L] Parkinson's and Tango: New Study

Brian Dunn brian at danceoftheheart.com
Tue Feb 12 12:20:41 EST 2008

Dear Tango Aficionados,

The New York Times reported this morning that Madeleine Hackney of
Washington University in St. Louis published a study in the December issue
of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy entitled "Effects of Tango on
Functional Mobility in Parkinson's Disease", where tango was compared to
exercise classes as a treatment for symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Preliminary results indicate that taking tango lessons was found to offer
improvements in balance not seen with taking exercise classes.

(sorry - cut&paste isn't working this morning, but you can google it, or the
author's name, to get the link)

All the best,
Brian Dunn
Dance of the Heart
Boulder, CO USA
"Building a Better World, One Tango at a Time"

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