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Mobility Issues with Parkinson's Disease

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Mobility Issues with Parkinson's Disease

Despite modern drug treatment, people with Parkinson’s disease experience major problems with movement, which are particularly evident in the later stages of the disease. The main movement problems are:

  • Tremor (involuntary movement)
  • Bradykinesia (slowness of movement)
  • Rigidity (stiffness)
  • Postural instability (unsteadiness and falls)

And recently, akinesia (lack of movement) or ‘freezing’ has been added to this list. The Rescue study is focusing mainly on the effects of bradykinesia and akinesia on walking and everyday activity involving a walking component e.g. turning and starting to walk from a sitting position.

 

 

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