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This section features a synthesis of a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.
▸ Chung CL, Thilarajahm S, Tan D. Effectiveness of resistance training on muscle strength and physical function in people with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil 2016;30:11–23.
Parkinson's disease (PD) presents as a progressive neurological disorder characterised by a number of motor and non-motor features.1 Muscle strength and power are reduced in people with PD compared with age-matched individuals.2 Resistance training is beneficial in the general older population3 but has not been rigorously investigated in people with PD.
To identify the effects of resistance training on physical function and balance in people with PD.
Searches and inclusion criteria
An electronic database search of Cochrane, CINAHL, MEDLINE ISI, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of …