Until about 10 years ago, most clinicians only looked at the brain when finding ways to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease.

“Neurologists and researchers try to improve brain function and use treatment strategies that target the brain,” said Kaylie Zapanta, MS, a PhD student in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. “As an exercise physiologist, I’m coming at it from more of a bottom-up approach.”

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