Parkinson’s disease (PD) and regulation of amplitude of step length during walking

Is reduced step length and not step length variability central to gait hypokinesia in people with Parkinsons disease PD? Mak MKY et al from Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China writing in Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 04/15/2013 look to answer this question. The researchers compared Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients walking at the same speed as a control group. PD patients and showed that their walking impairment was due to a fundamental problem in regulating the amplitude of step length during walking and not an impairment in step length variability.

 

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