Perturbation Treadmill Training in Parkinson’s Disease

A Novel Approach for Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Sarah Klamroth

Part of the Best of Therapie book series (BESTTHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Sarah Klamroth
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  3. Sarah Klamroth
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  4. Sarah Klamroth
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  5. Sarah Klamroth
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  6. Sarah Klamroth
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 31-34

About this book


Sarah Klamroth describes a novel treadmill training device, which applies additional perturbations to the walking surface and thereby simulating an uneven surface. In a pilot study the author investigated the immediate effects on gait and postural control in patients with Parkinson’s Disease after a single training session of perturbation treadmill training. The results show that perturbation treadmill training is feasible for mildly to moderately affected Parkinson patients, and that one training session led to improvements in overground walking speed and gait variability in these patients.

  • Devices for Perturbation Treadmill Training
  • Motor Adaptations
  • Gait and Postural Control in Parkinson’s Disease
Target Groups
  • Scientists and students in the field of physical therapy, sport science, and neurology
  • Practitioners in the field of physical therapy, sport science, neurology, and rehabilitation
About the Author
Sarah Klamroth is Physical Therapist and Sport Scientist, and currently she does her PhD with a focus on Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease at the Department of Sport Science and Sport (Division of Exercise and Health, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer) of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen–Nuremberg.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Klamroth
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sport Science and Sport (Division Exercise and Health)Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-20542-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-20543-0
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