ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINEMATIC CHARACTERISTICS OF OBSTACLE GAIT IN ELDERLY PARKINSON’S PATIENTS

  • M. Kim
  • J. Kim
  • H. Shin
  • Y. Yu
  • K. Nam
  • B-O Lim
Keywords: Parkinson, obstacle gait, electromyography, kinematics

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Falls associated with tripping over an obstacle can be dangerous, yet little is known about the strategies used for stepping over obstacles in elderly Parkinson's patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lower extremity muscle activity and kinematics of obstacle gait in Parkinson's patients.