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Comment & Response
July 2016

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and Mild to Moderate Parkinson Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Rehabilitation, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
JAMA Neurol. 2016;73(7):893-894. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.1277

To the Editor There is increasing evidence for the effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions in Parkinson disease (PD).1,2 In contrast, the PD REHAB Trial suggested that physiotherapy (PT) combined with occupational therapy (OT) offers no meaningful improvements in activities of daily living or quality of life in patients with PD.3 We are concerned about several methodological issues that limit the interpretation of the results.

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