In 2006, researcher linkurl:Marsha Melnick; was running out of ideas for how to get her therapeutic exercise program into the living rooms of Parkinson's patients. For years, she had been trying to adapt the program, which employs clinically tested physical movements to improve gait and balance, into an accessible format for people to use at home. But the National Institutes of Health had already rejected a grant to make a video of it, so Melnick, a clinical professor of physical therapy at the University of California, San Francisco, with her collaborator linkurl:Glenna Dowling,; applied again, this time for a grant to make a DVD of the program. But she was rejected a second time.
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So Melnick and Dowling, chair of UCSF's Department of Physiological Nursing, reached out to linkurl:Red Hill Studios,; an interactive media company thirty minutes north of San Francisco. They thought it...

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