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Moving forward with prisms: sensory-motor adaptation improves gait initiation in Parkinson's disease.

Abstract:

It is postulated that the decreased walking speed; small, shuffling steps; and "freezing" shown by patients with Parkinson's disease could stem from an inability to tilt the body forward enough to provide sufficient forward propulsion. In two repeated-measures studies we examined whether adaptation to upward-shifting prisms, resulting in a downward after-effect, could improve gait initiation in healthy participants and patients with Parkinson's disease. Faster forward stepping followed a brie...

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10.3389/fneur.2012.00132

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Journal:
Frontiers in neurology
Volume:
3
Pages:
132
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1664-2295
URN:
uuid:ede80924-0d57-425e-ad6d-8d1f34d234e3
Source identifiers:
354193
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pubs:354193

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