Following are current PD studies accepting applicants.
The Importance of Body Awareness and Fall Prevention
Carlene Rimes OTR, CEO Mobile Rehab LLC is looking forward to continued collaboration with Brigitte Belanger, DSc OTR/L, from the Florida Gulf Coast University Occupational Therapy Program as a part of ongoing, approved, FGCU IRB sanctioned research titled “The Importance of Body Awareness in Fall Prevention.”
In this research, we will be addressing loss of body awareness, sensation, proprioception and how this plays a role in dynamic balance. You are invited to participate if you:
Have a current concern about falling
Speak/understand the English language
Have the ability to reach your feet, or have a partner who can perform brushing of the feet
The time commitment for this study is 8 weeks, attended in person at our clinic in Naples: 1715 Heritage Trail Unit 203. You will undergo an evaluation, 8 weeks of treatment, and then a re-evaluation to determine how much progress was made. The study will begin Friday, May 19th.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Carly Rimes, OTR, at CarleneRimes@MobileRehabFL.com to schedule. If you have questions regarding the research, please contact Graduate Dr. Brigitte Belanger at firstname.lastname@example.org
UF PD NUTRITION STUDY
The University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is conducting a 10-week study to evaluate the effect of two commonly used dietary fibers (psyllium and wheat bran) on weight status and constipation symptoms compared to placebo in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. If you are interested, enroll as soon as possible.