Gait Disturbances in Parkinsonism

N. Giladi, A. Nieuwboer

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Abstract

Parkinsonian gait is a bradykinetic, hypokinetic, rigid type of gait disorder. Decreased force generation, dysrhythmicity, left/right dyssynchrony, abnormal scaling, dysexecutive syndrome and abnormal postural reflexes all play a role. Continuous and especially episodic gait disturbances frequently lead to falls. Careful assessment can suggest effective treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages526-530
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Cueing
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Dysexecutive
  • Dysrhythmicity
  • Fall
  • Freezing
  • Physiotherapy

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