Frontal Cortex and Gait Freezing in Parkinson's Disease: Rehabilitation Impact
To improve gait difficulties in people with Parkinson's disease.
Ideopathic Parkinson's disease in people who have balance and gait disorders and age-matched healthy subjects.
Age range: 45-75 yrs.
ideopathic Parkinson's disease with or without freezing of gait and take levodopa medicaiton.
Free of muscle and bone problems that could affect walking and balance.
Must be able to have MRI - that is no metal in body, claustrophobia, or severe off-medicaiton tremor.
40 - 85
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
up to 10 weeks
Michael Fleming, 503-346-0842
Department of Veterans Affairs
$60 for test session (gait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI), $5 for each rehabiliation session completed (up to 24 sessions over 8 wks), and $100 for final test session (repeat ofgait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI). Maximum total amount would be $280.