Dance good for balance in Parkinson’s

Research demonstrates that physical exercise plays an important role in the management of PD but so does tai chi, music and dance therapy.1

Whole-body vibration (WBV) provides vibratory stimulus either horizontally, vertically, rotationally or multidirectionally. A recent systematic review of six RCTs suggested a favourable benefit following WBV for mobility and balance, but not when it was compared to other active intervention or placebo.2 A 2012 Cochrane review found insufficient evidence.3