Frontal Cortex and Gait Freezing in Parkinson's Disease: Rehabilitation Impact
To reduce gait difficulties in people with Parkinson's disease.
Idiopathic 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 medication.
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.
Healthy Control subjects – must be able to come to VA/OHSU 2 times for test sessions.
40 - 85
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Duration of Participation
Natassja Pal, 503-418-2601 or Susan O'Connor 503-273-5336
Department of Veterans Affairs
$25 for test session (gait/balance/cognitive testing and MRI). The maximum total amount would be $50.