Measuring step-length synergy, involving combined operation of legs and placement of the feet, reveal where changes need to be made to prevent injury, gait therapists say.
Older adults who experience both slower gait and psychomotor speed are twice as likely to experience new onset depression and anxiety, investigators say.
A challenging physical exercise program helped reverse gait freezing by 60% in participants with Parkinson’s disease.
Seniors with decline in both areas are six times more likely to develop dementia, finds a study. Clinicians may want to target this group for preventive therapies.
Evidence that first-line Parkinson’s drug levodopa may cause freezing of gait should be addressed, according to a new editorial.
Gait changes – especially slowed gait – are an early marker of dementia and should factor into routine cognitive function testing, say scientists.
People with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease do not walk the same way. Their unique walking patterns may aid in diagnosis.
A therapeutic shoe that helps stroke patients regain walking skills is expected to become commercially available this year.
A tune sung aloud – or silently to oneself – can help people with Parkinson’s set a stable rhythm to their gait while increasing walking speed.
Gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease is lessened when flooring has large, transverse rectangular visual cues, according to new research.
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