Ping Pong for Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Elana Clar was recently featured on CBS Mornings Health Watch, where she discussed the development of an innovative program that uses the game of ping pong to help provide relief to those fighting Parkinson’s disease. When used as therapy, ping pong uses a combination of balance, hand-eye coordination and pace of reciprocal play to have a positive impact on the disease’s progression. In addition to helping improve overall mood and movement, the program has also been shown to help establish positive social connections for many patients.