Little will speak of her experience on a tandem bicycle as a participant in “Pedaling for Parkinson’s” across Iowa in a study designed by Dr. Jay Alberts of the Cleveland Clinic. Motivated by fear, she started training for the ride in the spring of 2009. In less than one month, her PD symptoms essentially disappeared — so much so that her doctor told her that if he didn’t know she had PD, he wouldn’t have guessed.
Pedaling is not a cure, but there is ample evidence that people who follow the program have an average of 35 percent reduction of their symptoms, Little said.
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