Tandem gait impairment in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Objectively measured tandem gait impairment demonstrated that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with impairment in multiple spatiotemporal gait parameters and the effect is disease-stage dependent.

Why this matters

  • These results suggest that cerebellar and mediolateral balance pathways are involved in PD and that tandem gait analysis may be useful for evaluation of those with PD and could potentially be included in PD rating scales.

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