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Walking with Parkinson’s: Freezing, Balance and Falls

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can change the way a person walks. Movement Symptoms like stiff muscles, rigidity In Parkinson’s, stiffness of the arms or legs beyond what would result from normal aging or arthritis. Some people call it “tightness” in their limbs. and slow movement make it harder to take normal steps.

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What's Hot in PD? Watch out for Unexpected Obstacles if You Use a Cueing Strategy to Break Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Freezing Temporary, involuntary inability to take a step or initiate movement., where one or both legs become literally stuck to the floor, can often result in falls. This makes the treatment of freezing a critical part of managing Parkinson’s disease.

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