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Step length synergy while crossing obstacles found to be lower in Parkinson’s patients – News-Medical.Net

A multidisciplinary research group affiliated with the Department of Physical Education’s Human Movement Laboratory at São Paulo State University in Bauru, Brazil,…

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A multidisciplinary research group affiliated with the Department of Physical Education’s Human Movement Laboratory (Movi-Lab) at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Bauru, Brazil, measured step length synergy while crossing obstacles in patients with Parkinson’s disease and concluded that it was 53% lower than in healthy subjects of the same age and weight. Step length is one of the main variables affected by the disease.
Synergy, defined as combined operation, refers in this case to the capacity…

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