Parkinsonism: upturned walking stick as an aid to locomotion

J W Dunne, G J Hankey, R H Edis

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Abstract

Three parkinsonian patients are described who independently discovered that their gait was facilitated by inverting a walking stick and using the handle, carried a few inches from the ground, as a visual cue or target to step over and initiate walking. It is suggested that the "inverted" walking stick have wider application in patients with Parkinson's disease as an aid to walking, particularly if they have difficulty with step initiation and maintenance of stride length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-1
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume68
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1987

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