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Balance and Gait Rehabilitation in People with Parkinsonism

One of the long-term goals of the laboratory is to develop effective physical and cognitive rehabilitation approaches to improve balance and gait in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Clarifying the relationships between gait deficits and frontal lobe deficits in the brain will lead to more effective rehabilitation interventions that can improve both mobility and cognitive function not only in people with PD, but also in elderly adults at high risk of falling due to neurological deficits that affect the frontal lobe of the brain.

King LA & Horak FB (2009). Delaying mobility disability in people with Parkinson’s disease using a sensorimotor agility exercise program. Phys Ther, 89(4):384-93.

 

Balance and Gait Rehabilitation

Balance and Gait Rehabilitation in People with Parkinsonism