Neural control of walking in people with parkinsonism

D. S. Peterson, Fay Horak

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Abstract

People with Parkinson’s disease exhibit debilitating gait impairments, including gait slowness, increased step variability, and poor postural control. A widespread supraspinal locomotor network including the cortex, cerebellum, basal ganglia, and brain stem contributes to the control of human locomotion, and altered activity of these structures underlies gait dysfunction due to Parkinson’s disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-107
Number of pages13
JournalPhysiology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 17 2016

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