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Study Shows Why Crossing Obstacles is Difficult for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease (Neuroscience)

Publicado em 08 abril 2021
A multidisciplinary research group affiliated with the Department of Physical Education’s Human Movement Laboratory (Movi-Lab) at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Bauru, Brazil, measured step length synergy while crossing obstacles in patients with Parkinson’s disease and concluded that it was 53% lower than in healthy subjects of the same age and weight. Step length is one of the main variables affected by the disease. Synergy, defined as combined operation, refers in [...]