Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

Update rehabilitation therapy for Parkinson disease

Akito Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.1)

1)Depatment of Rehabilitation, Neurology, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital

Rehabilitation is essential for treatment of Parkinson's disease. New rehabilitation therapy is updated, in addition to evidence shown with "Parkinson's disease treatment guidelines 2011". Furthermore, a portable gait rhythmogram (acceleration sensor) is presented (not publication). Parkinsonian gait was significantly slow and the steps were small, but the cadence was not different compared as that of normal control. The strength of parkinsonian gait was apparently week compared as normal control. We also could examine consecutive changes of gait rhythm and detect freezing gait in patients. In this study, we could extract the characteristic of the parkinsonian gait and evaluate especially freeing events more objectively. This method may bring us to evaluate severity of parkinsonian gait not only in a consulting room but also daily profile even not to see directly, using the portable gait rhythmogram.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 53: 1046|1049, 2013)
key words: Parkinson disease, rehabilitation, guideline, portable gait rhythmogram, freezing index

(Received: 30-May-13)