What Is Wrong with Balance in Parkinson’s Disease?

  title={What Is Wrong with Balance in Parkinson’s Disease?},
  author={Chong-Ook Park and Yeo-Jeong Kang and F. B. Horak},
  booktitle={Journal of movement disorders},
Postural instability and resulting falls are major factors determining quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). A better understanding of balance impairments would improve management of balance dysfunction and prevent falls in patients with PD. The effects of bradykinesia, rigidity, impaired proprioception, freezing of gait and attention on postural stability in patients with idiopathic PD have been well characterized in laboratory studies. The… CONTINUE READING


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