Abnormalities of Posture and Movement

  • John G. Nutt

Abstract

Alterations of posture and gait commonly accompany aging and can be indicators of the health and biologic age of an individual. They also affect quality of life by decreasing confidence, restricting mobility, and causing injuries. Posture and gait can be compromised by cardiovascular, arthritic, and orthopedic disorders, but are probably 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.

Keywords

Essential Tremor Tardive Dyskinesia Gait Disturbance Hemifacial Spasm Focal Dystonia 
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