Gait Disorders In The Elderly

Gait disorders include a range of factors such as slowed walking speed and loss of smoothness, symmetry or synchronicity of body movements. For the elderly, walking, rising from a chair, turning and leaning for independent mobility is required. The walking speed, the time required to get up from a chair, and the ability to tandem stand (stand-a measure of balance with one foot before the other) are independent predictors of…

September 3, 2018