Effects of dance activity on patients with Parkinson´s

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The main goal of these thesis is to evaluate effects of dance activity on symptomatology of patients with Parkinson´s disease. Both thesis assesses the impact on motor and non-motor symptoms. The first one after two-month intensive dance activity (January – March 2016), the second one after five-month intensive regular dance activity (October 2016 – February 2017). This research was conducted on dancers from Parkinson Help, z.s. from Prague and Turnov by physiotherapist Jan Pokorný.

Jan Pokorný

Was born in 1994 in Prague, Czech republic. Nowadays he is a Master’s degree student of Physiotherapy on Faculty of Physical Education and Sport – Charles University. During his Bachelor’s degree he was interested and focused on Parkinson’s Disease problematics and on options of symptomatic non-pharmacological treatment of this illness. For his Bachelor thesis he chose the topic The influence of the Dance therapy on Parkinson’s Disease patients. Since that time he has been dealing with the problematics of Physiotherapy and Dance Movement therapy, use of rating scales for patients with Parkinson’s Disease etc. He is a reaseacher for Duncan centre dance Conservatory from 2016.

1st survey (January-March 2016)

2nd survey (October 2016-February 2017)

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