HEALTH

 

Tango helps Parkinson's patients

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April 17 th, 2015

 


The tango has therapeutic value for patients with Parkinson's. This Argentinean dance would improve balance and functional mobility of patients. Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill Centre (Canada) analyzed the effects of tango for 12 weeks in 40 patients with Parkinson's disease, divided into two random groups. The scientists then measured the potential benefits to the motor effects (tremor, rigidity, gait disorders) and non-motor effects (depression, fatigue, cognitive degeneration) in patients. The results of this study indicate that the tango can significantly improve balance and functional mobility of patients.


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