Sixty thousand new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the National Parkinson Foundation. This chronic, progressive neurological disease causes tremors, rigidity, impaired balance and a shuffling gait, and slows movement.

A joint research study conducted by the Atlanta School of Massage and Emory University examined the effects of neuromuscular therapy (NMT) on symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The full research report of  “Neuromuscular Therapy Improves Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease,” ran in the print edition of MASSAGE Magazine’s April 2007 issue.

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