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Can martial arts preserve balance, mobility? with guests Bokkyu Kim, PT,PhD, and Molly Torbitt, DPT, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Study will examine taekwondo's physical effects on participants

Can the martial arts build and maintain balance and mobility? A pair of physical therapists at Upstate have launched a study that will examine the effects of the martial art taekwondo on older adults and on people with Parkinson's disease. Bokkyu Kim, PT, PhD, and Molly Torbitt, DPT, PhD, explain what their test subjects will be doing, including kicking, punching and other movements. Kim and Torbitt are both assistant professors in Upstate’s College of Health Professions. (For more information about this study, email Kim at [email protected].)