Tribe Feed Forums 2024 Insight Insights into the cortical control of balance and gait in Parkinson’s disease | Dr Paulo Pelicioni Reply To: Insights into the cortical control of balance and gait in Parkinson’s disease | Dr Paulo Pelicioni

  • Tiana Della-Putta

    Member
    17/04/2024 at 3:23 pm

    Dear Paulo, thank you for your work and interesting presentation. It was informative and very encouraging for those of us with PD who spend time doing rescue stepping practice.

    I particularly like that you have presented an hypothesis as to the cortical issues in PD and how they can be improved to help compensate for the gait issues. A couple of questions:

    1) is or will your stepping program be available to physios or people with PD ?

    2) In the meantime I am guessing that programs like the ‘Clock yourself’ app, and Blazepods, would work in a similar manner and go some way towards assisting with improving gait efficiency?

    3) My guess is that the earlier people with PD start with stepping practice the better. Falls may not be present at diagnosis, but subtle changes in stepping reactions may be. It would seem better not to wait until gait symptoms are obvious. Could you comment on this and if you agree postulate why earlier intervention would be best.

    Many thanks,

    Tiana

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