Study Shows Difficulty of Adapting Movements to Obstacles

Study Shows Difficulty of Adapting Movements to Obstacles

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Study Shows Difficulty of Adapting Movements to Obstacles

People with Parkinson’s disease are less able to adapt their movements before crossing obstacles such as mounting a curb, according to a recent study. This type of adaptation, called locomotor synergy, may explain why crossing obstacles is more difficult for those with Parkinson’s and could serve as a new biomarker for early detection of Parkinson’s-related motor dysfunction. The study, “Step length synergy while crossing obstacles is weaker in patients with Parkinson’s disease,” was published in…

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