Evaluation of physical therapy in parkinsonian patients with freezing of gait: a pilot study.

@article{Brichetto2006EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of physical therapy in parkinsonian patients with freezing of gait: a pilot study.},
  author={Giampaolo Brichetto and Elisa Pelosin and Roberta Marchese and Giovanni Abbruzzese},
  journal={Clinical rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={31-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Freezing of gait is a frequently disabling symptom in Parkinson's disease, poorly responding to dopaminergic treatment. We investigated the short-term effectiveness of a rehabilitation protocol in parkinsonian patients with freezing of gait. DESIGN Prospective, uncontrolled pilot study with open label design. SETTING Outpatient service for rehabilitation of neurological disorders. SUBJECTS Twelve patients (8 male, 4 female; aged 59-78 years; Hoehn-Yahr stage: 2-3; mean disease… CONTINUE READING