Motor Gains from Using Proprioceptive Cues in Treadmill Walking: Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Henry Lai, Darren E. R. Warburton

Abstract


Treadmill walking is the conventional rehabilitation strategy used to improve gait and stability in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Current evidence suggests that coupling proprioceptive cues (such as vision and hearing) with treadmill walking can significantly improve measures of gait. Consistent with the model of the lifespan approach of motor development, these findings offer novel insight into rehabilitation strategies that have the potential to improve physical activity participation in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.


Keywords


Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation; Physical Activity; Health Promotion; Kinesiology; Motor Development; Parkinson's Disease

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ISSN: 19206216