Abnormalities of Posture and Movement

  • John G. Nutt


Alterations of posture and gait commonly accompany aging and are indicators of the health and biologic age of an individual. They also may be disabling, by decreasing confidence, restricting mobility, and causing injuries. Posture and gait may be compromised by cardiovascular, arthritic, and orthopedic disorders, but are most commonly impaired by neurologic dysfunction. The neurologic disturbances that produce postural and gait abnormalities can be categorized under three headings: (1) afferent or sensory dysfunction, (2) efferent or motor dysfunction, and (3) central or integrative dysfunction.


Essential Tremor Tardive Dyskinesia Gait Disturbance Cervical Dystonia Geriatric Population 
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