Wall goniometer for assessing postural abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • A wall goniometer (WG), a graduated laminated paper affixed to a wall to assess postural abnormalities, showed good to excellent agreement with gold standard software-based methods, with excellent sensitivity in screening for Pisa syndrome and anterocollis in those with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Why this matters

    Compared to software-based methods, WG is a quick and inexpensive way to measure postural abnormalities such as Pisa syndrome and anterocollis but may not perform as well in assessing camptocormia due to underestimation of bending angle.