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How does parkinson disease affect your body's gait and posture?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Slows gait: Parkinson's slows movements and makes steps smaller. There are also balance difficulties and increased falls. Posture is often bent forward though there is a tendency to fall backwards known as retropulsion. These problems can be mild early on in the illness but can be debilitating if you have had the disease for a number of years.
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Last updated Feb 7, 2018

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