Pain in Parkinson’s disease- clinical assessment and development of exercise-based management programs

Summary

This research aims to develop a clinical tool for the assessment and classification of pain in people with Parkinson's disease as well as explore exercise based interventions to assist in reducing pain in people with Parkinson's disease.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Natalie Allen

Research Location

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

People with Parkinson's disease are twice as likely to report chronic pain as people in the general older population.  There is emerging evidence from laboratory-based studies that exercise may be able to influence the pathophysiology of pain in Parkinson's disease.  This project will develop clinical assessment tools to assist with the diagnosis and classification of pain, explore any influence of exercise on pain responses in the short term, and develop and test longer term exercise interventions designed to reduce pain in people with Parkinson's disease.

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Keywords

Parkinson’s Disease, Pain, assessment, exercise

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1855

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