IRBLleida trial seeks people with Parkinson's to improve their mobility

This is a physical exercise training programme funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and led by the Health Care Research Group (GRECS)

The Health Care Research Group (GRECS) of the University of Lleida and the Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida (IRBLleida) is looking for people with Parkinson's disease to study their gait through a personalised physical exercise training programme. The aim is to train those situations that are complex for people with the disease, such as passing through a pedestrian crossing with many people to avoid, in order to train them.

The trial, which started in 2022, still needs to recruit more people with the disease. Participants will take part in a gait rehabilitation programme that is fully individualised to their personal characteristics for a period of 6 weeks. The programme consists of activity on a treadmill. Before and after the programme, the research staff will assess the symptoms of the disease, motor skills and cognitive abilities in order to know the extent of the intervention. Interested individuals can contact the research team by email at pere.bosch@udl.cat, by phone at 973003745 or by filling in the form: https://www.irblleida.org/es/formulari-parkinson/.

The trial is funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (PI20/00403), and has the approval of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova.

The trial, which started in 2022, still needs to recruit more people with the disease