Category results for: parkinson’s research

Senior nurse researcher featured on 8News for Parkinson’s research

In case you missed it, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, associate professor and senior nurse researcher at the VCU School of Nursing, was interviewed as part of an WRIC 8News story about her co-leading a research project on testing vibration therapy to help Parkinson’s patients who have trouble walking. The project is being funded by […]

VCU School of Nursing researcher examines if a vibrating shoe can help people with Parkinson’s walk

Nearly 60 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease experience the sudden inability to walk, a phenomenon referred to as “freezing of gait.” It manifests in a complete stop or prolonged shuffle despite the individual’s best intentions to move forward and can be triggered midstride by a cluttered room, narrow spaces like a doorway or when making […]