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Resistance training for people with Parkinson's disease (PEDro synthesis)
  1. Aimie Laura Peek1,
  2. Matthew L Stevens2
  1. 1Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, UK
  2. 2Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Aimie Laura Peek, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, UK; aimie.peek{at}

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This section features a synthesis of a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database ( 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.

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An electronic database search of Cochrane, CINAHL, MEDLINE ISI, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.