Gait and trunk kinematics in Parkinson’s disease with freezing of gait

Takeaway

  • Those with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and freezing of gait (FOG) had decreased cadence and reduced variability of walking speed, stride length, and lateral flexion compared to those without FOG.

Why this matters

  • Temporal and spatial gait deficits are able to differentiate PD with FOG from PD without FOG and may be useful as biomarkers if they can be validated by future studies.