S Kimmeskamp

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The sensory input of the foot has an important influence on balance. In patients with Morbus Parkinson (PD-patients) balance control is often impaired. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify the sensitivity of the plantar foot in PD-patients. Five sites of the plantar foot were examined in 24 PD-patients and in 20 controls using Semmes-Weinstein(More)
OBJECTIVE Plantar pressures of Parkinson patients in a mild or moderate stage of the disease were analyzed in order to determine characteristics of the heel to toe motion of the foot in Parkinson patients during free walking. DESIGN Pressure sensitive insoles were used to quantify the in-shoe pressure distribution for 24 patients with Parkinson's disease(More)
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