Source: Gait and Posture, 2017, Vol 52 p. 33-39
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Date of pulication: February 2017
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Using stairs requires larger joint movements than simply walking and preventing lower limb collapse depends on large enough movement in the hip, knee and ankle. However, people with Parkinson’s disease often can’t control their lower limbs which can increase fall risk. They also rely more heavily on knee extensor muscles which can provide them with an increased sense of stability.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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