Framework for understanding balance dysfunction in Parkinson's disease

Bernadette Schoneburg, Martina Mancini, Fay Horak, John G. Nutt

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People with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer from progressive impairment in their mobility. Locomotor and balance dysfunction that impairs mobility in PD is an important cause of physical and psychosocial disability. The recognition and evaluation of balance dysfunction by the clinician are an essential component of managing PD. In this review, we describe a framework for understanding balance dysfunction in PD to help clinicians recognize patients who are at risk for falling and impaired mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1474-1482
Number of pages9
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 15 2013


  • Balance
  • Gait
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Posture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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