47 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise

Nov 1, 2015 (Started May 14, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atrophy of muscles)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily

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Feb 12, 2015 (Started Aug 18, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (radiating pain from low back to feet)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: The surgery was not effective. I had the same pain coming from my right ankle going up my leg to my hip and my lower back, 5 months after my surgery. I even went to Physical Therapy for a 2 months. This was my 2 back surgery in 16 years.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Oct 16, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I exercise for strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, speed, and coordination. For details see http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

Oct 17, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I've worked really hard on my balance. In fact, it's now the best it's ever been. I listed balance exercises I did at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/element/element.balanc.html I listed a type of exercise that seems to help with my dystonia at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/spec/spec.dyston.html
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

Jul 8, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have noticed that if I miss about three days of exercise, my medications don't work nearly as well. So one of the unexpected positive effects of exercise is that I need less medication that I would need otherwise. Also, while (mild) fatigue is a side effect, I have much more energy when I exercise regularly, than when I don't. I usually exercise first thing in the morning, because that's when I feel the best. If I exercise in the afternoon, I tend to freeze unless I take a nap first.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm lumping all my aerobic exercise (exercise bike, walking, running, elliptical) into one category - physical exercise. I do about forty minutes each day. I still list weights separately. I've found that my Parkinson's is much better controlled when I exercise regularly. The cost I list is the cost of my gym membership, plus a little extra for shoes and exercise clothes.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

Oct 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: As of Sept 2010, I am exercising about forty minutes a day. Most days I will combine exercise bicycle with walking and some running. One day a week I will warm up for ten to fifteen minutes on an exercise bike and/or some walking, then lift weights for about half an hour.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue, muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: See my evaluations of exercise bicycle, elliptical trainer, walking, weight training, and running. I've been exercising regularly - mostly running - for over forty years. One major unexpected benefit - I almost never get sick - I seldom get as much as a cold.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue

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