Assistive devices alter gait patterns in Parkinson disease: advantages of the four-wheeled walker.

@article{Kegelmeyer2013AssistiveDA,
  title={Assistive devices alter gait patterns in Parkinson disease: advantages of the four-wheeled walker.},
  author={Deborah A. Kegelmeyer and Sowmya Parthasarathy and Sandra K. Kostyk and Susan E. White and Anne D. Kloos},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={20-4}
}
Gait abnormalities are a hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD) and contribute to fall risk. Therapy and exercise are often encouraged to increase mobility and decrease falls. As disease symptoms progress, assistive devices are often prescribed. There are no guidelines for choosing appropriate ambulatory devices. This unique study systematically examined the impact of a broad range of assistive devices on gait measures during walking in both a straight path and around obstacles in individuals… CONTINUE READING
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