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Parkinson disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder after Alzheimer's disease. There isn't a cure for PD. However, studies suggest that starting exercise right after diagnosis can have a major effect on symptoms. 

What are the benefits of exercise and physical therapy for people with PD? Physical therapist Terry Ellis joins us to share her expertise and insights. 

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Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. She is director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University's College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research focuses on the impact of exercise on disability progression in people with PD. She has published many articles and lectures on rehabilitation in people with Parkinson disease.

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