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Parkinson’s disease is not just a condition of the elderly. Actor Michael J. Fox was only 29-years-old when he was diagnosed. A new form of physical therapy is proving helpful for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

When you hear the term Parkinson’s disease, what comes to mind? Do you think of seeing people shaking or do you think of the actor Michael J. Fox? What do you really know about Parkinson’s disease?

To begin with, approximately 1 out of every 100 people over the age of 60 develop some form of Parkinson’s disease, so it’s a lot more common than you may realize. If you haven’t yet reached the big SIX ZERO, realize that younger people are also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Actor Michael J. Fox was only 29-years-old when he was diagnosed the disease.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

According to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:

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