Gait and step training to reduce falls in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Protas2005GaitAS,
  title={Gait and step training to reduce falls in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Elizabeth J Protas and Katy E. Mitchell and Amanda C. de C. Williams and Huma Qureshy and Kavitha Salomi Caroline and Eugene C. Lai},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={183-90}
}
INTRODUCTION Frequent falls and risk of injury are evident in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) as the disease progresses. There have been no reports of any interventions that reduce the incidence of falls in idiopathic PD. PURPOSE Assess the benefit of gait and step perturbation training in individuals with PD. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Outpatient research, education and clinical center in a tertiary care Veterans Affairs Medical Center. OUTCOME MEASURES Gait… CONTINUE READING
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