Physiotherapy for Parkinson's Disease

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Movement Disorders Centre - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, CanadaParkinson's DiseasePhysiotherapy - Other
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether adding physical therapy to standard deep brain stimulation surgery helps improve mobility for people with Parkinson’s disease, beyond what surgery alone can achieve.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 10 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Visit 1: Baseline assessment at month 0, Visit 2: Pre-intervention assessment at month 3, Visit 4: Post-intervention assessment at month 6, and Visit 5: End of study assessment at month 8

Month 6
Exploratory outcome - average number of steps
Exploratory outcome - distance
Exploratory outcome - heart rate
Exploratory outcome - physically active time
Exploratory outcome - sleep quality
Month 8
Number of falls and near falls
Month 8
Balance confidence
Exercise and activity levels
Falls risk and functional mobility
Health-related quality of life
Parkinson's disease symptoms
Month 8
Change in mobility measures

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control group
1 of 2
Physiotherapy group
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Physiotherapy · No Placebo Group · N/A

Physiotherapy group
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Physiotherapy · Intervention Types: Other
Control groupNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control group · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: visit 1: baseline assessment at month 0, visit 2: pre-intervention assessment at month 3, visit 4: post-intervention assessment at month 6, and visit 5: end of study assessment at month 8

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of TorontoLead Sponsor
640 Previous Clinical Trials
732,198 Total Patients Enrolled
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Toronto
3 Previous Clinical Trials
68 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Who else is applying?

How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%

Frequently Asked Questions

How many participants are currently involved in this research?

"Affirmative. According to, this experiment is presently searching for volunteers and was first announced on April 15th 2021 with the last edit being October 31st 2022. The trial needs 60 individuals from one clinic site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is recruitment of participants currently in progress for this experiment?

"Affirmative. supports the notion that this research project, which commenced on April 15th 2021, is actively seeking volunteers. 60 participants need to be enrolled in 1 medical facility." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.