[Tango-L] Parkinson's and Tango: New Study
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,
Dance of the Heart
Boulder, CO USA
"Building a Better World, One Tango at a Time"
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