Golf and Parkinson’s Disease – Dr Anne-Marie Wills
Dr Anne-Marie Wills, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, USA, has been conducting research into the effects of activity on Parkinson’s Disease patients.
This common chronic disease affects 1-2 in 1000 people worldwide, Wills’ impression was that the Parkinson’s disease patients she saw who engaged with golf fared better than those that did not.
As a result, she has designed and is undertaking a study comparing golf with Tai Chi in terms of strength and balance [results will be reported when available].
Wills presented her study design at the 2018 Golf & Health Scientific Meeting at High Elms Golf Club, UK…
The Golf & Health Scientific Meeting
Hosted by High Elms Golf Club, the Golf & Health Scientific Meeting brought together a wide variety of research specialists from around the world to share the incredible, cutting-edge research they are undertaking in the fields of physical activity, medical interventions and social prescribing, dementia and Parkinson’s research, rehabilitation, and community engagement, all with a focus on the health benefits that golf can give.