University of Guelph

The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph is seeking research participants 50-85 years of age with Parkinson’s disease to complete a 10 week exercise training study in collaboration with the Guelph YMCA. This study is funded by a 2018 Parkinson Canada Pilot Project Grant.

We are interested in comparing the ability of two different cycling programs on improving your balance, strength, mobility, and cardiorespiratory health.

To be included you must not have a history of dementia, stroke, diabetes, autonomic neuropathy, or recent smoking (< 6 months). You must be able to stand unsupported for 1 min, walk 18 m without use of an aid, and mount a stationary bike. You would be asked to attend 2 pre-training and 2 post-training visits (~6.5 hours) at the University of Guelph campus and complete 10 weeks of exercise training (3x/week; total ~30 hours) at the Guelph YMCA. We can discuss reimbursement for your transportation costs to the University. There is a small financial compensation available for this study.

Contact information

Name: Lori Ann Vallis, PhD
Phone: (519) 824-4120 extension 54589

Name: Philip Millar, PhD
Phone: (519) 824-4120 extension 54818

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