Improving gait in Parkinson's Disease

...is focusing on heel strike an effective means of improving toe clearance?

Gait abnormalities are associated with trips and falls and trip risk related to toe clearance during swing. This observational study compared changes in toe clearance in ten subjects with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) who had mild gait disturbances and ten age matched healthy elderly (HE) during single and dual-task walking and focussed heel strike.

 
 

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