Gait Disturbances in Parkinsonism

N. Giladi, A. Nieuwboer

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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.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010


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


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