Hi, I haven’t found any information on Parkinson’s Disease and pilates, however, there is information through the ACSM regarding the disease.
I am currently working with two individuals living with PD one is 87 the other 78 and hold current certifications through STOTT PILATES. However, I use the guidelines established by the ACSM when working with those who are living with clinical conditions.
You can find their guidelines in “ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Disease and Disabilities.”
For your information, the above-mentioned textbook was written “with the assumption that the reader 1) has a strong working knowledge of exercise science, and 2) that he is she is using the information to supplement a solid foundation in clinical exercise science for conditions outside his primary expertise.”
I mention this as working with individuals living with clinical condtions is within my scope of practice and I wouldn’t want to give the impression that working with individuals with clinical conditions is simply a matter of purchasing a book and following the guidelines. I am simply suggesting resources where you can learn more about the pathophysiology, the effects on exercise response, the effects of exercise training, medications used in the treatment of PD, recommendations for exercise testing and programming.
In the world of clinical exercise physiology problem-oriented exercise management is the approach used by exercise clinicians. This approach uses evidence-based medicine as its backbone. Following are websites you can visit to find studies, if any, Parkinson’s disease and pilates.
All the best!
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) www.ahrq.gov/clinic
American College of Physicians Journal www.acponline.org/journals/acpjc/jcmenu/htm
Center for Evidence Based Medicine www.cebm.net
Center for Research Support, TRIP Database www.tripdatabase.com/index.html
Clinical Evidence, BMJ Publishing Group www.clinicalevidence.org
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews www.cochrane.org
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness www.crd.york.ac.uk.crdweb/
Effective Health Care www.your.ac.uk/inst/crd/ehcb.htm
Essential Evidence Plus www.essenetialevidenceplus.com
Evidence-Based Medicine www.evidence-basedmedicine.com
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement www.icsi.org
National Guideline Clearing hours www.guideline.gov
National Health Service Center for Reviews and Dissemination
Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines http://medicine.ucsf.edu/resources/guidelines
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm
Too, the Michael J. Fox Foundation might be a resource you can tap into. According the the ACSM the “MJFf has recently funded a number of clinical trials on exercise and PD.
I wish you the best.