Gait imbalance; Postural instability
Retropulsion is an inability to maintain balance when pulled from behind. It is a sign of postural instability, one of the cardinal features of Parkinsonism. An individual who requires more than one step of recovery when pulled with moderate force from behind is manifesting difficulty with balance.
References and Readings
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