Monday, 21 March 2016

PARKINSON'S ON A BIKE

Worth considering, if you have not already?

Video

TV news segment from Cleveland, Ohio:

https://www.facebook.com/dawie.naude/videos/10154001607886465

Then you need a bicycle, a flat car park, a little courage, and some mutual confidence. 

This video is currently going viral (over fifty thousand hits to date). I could not catch the name of the journal mentioned by the newsreader. Here is another recent journal article:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26414696

Another example

http://www.greensboro.com/life/spears-ymca-offers-parkinson-s-cycling-class/article_e9f427d6-2387-5ba9-829c-26d3c85890ab.html

Why?


Ignore the mindless explanation in the news report (chemicals) and the above journal article ('thalamo-cortical connectivity' – brains). What a fascinating, humane phenomenon. A pity that research (of a certain kind) buries it in the biological:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=Search&Term=%22Alberts+JL%22%5BAuthor%5D

Even the potentially psycho-social activity of cycling looks at risk of being reduced to 'peddling'. That's no fun! More useful research questions might relate to how (pedagogy), and to outcome (life). Why are 'experts' so often 'astounded' by what their disabled fellow-humans can do? What does this say about their expertise? Now there's another area for research enquiry'.

Another recent example

http://www.greensboro.com/life/spears-ymca-offers-parkinson-s-cycling-class/article_e9f427d6-2387-5ba9-829c-26d3c85890ab.html

And an organisation

http://www.pedalingforparkinsons.org/

Perhaps there are more...

1 comment:

  1. PUNCHING FOR PARKINSON'S

    Video from Lisa Gominsky →
    https://www.facebook.com/TransformationsCE/posts/1695111884076893?pnref=story

    'Exciting news' promised soon

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