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Step-length synergy is culprit and a solution in Parkinson’s patients’ falls risk: study – Clinical Daily News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Measuring step-length synergy, involving combined operation of legs and placement of the feet, reveal where changes need to be made to prevent injury, gait therapists…

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Changes in the coordination of step length and leg movement put people with Parkinsons disease at risk of falls. Measuring these changes can serve as an important tool in Parkinsons gait therapy and falls prevention, according to physical therapists.
“Parkinson’s patients are less constant in positioning their feet while walking, and gait timing tends to be unstable as a result, explained study lead and movement science specialist Fabio Augusto Barbieri, Ph.D., of São Paulo State University in Bauru,…

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