SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To evaluate the presence of dyspnea in patients affected by parkinson’s disease. To evaluate the improvement of the symptoms in patients who carried rehabilitation
METHODS: we evaluated 25 consecutive patients with parkinson’s disease, stage up to 2.5, according to Hoehn and Yahr modified. Patients performed sitting and supine spirometry, MIP, MEP, SNIFF, modified MRC questionnaire. It was proposed rehabilitation treatment with breathing exercises, inspiratory and expiratory muscle training. The training of the upper and lower limbs was performed in cycle-ergometer and treadmill. The patients were re-evaluated at 15 days of treatment and at the end of the cycle.