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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 25, 2014

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2014

Freezing when walking towards a narrow doorway (abstract)

PD SAFEx program helped improve balance (abstract)

Preparing to step over multiple obstacles (poster)


Preparing to step over multiple obstacles (abstract)

How does anxiety influence gait in Parkinson's disease?

Are cognitive processes mediated by the frontal lobes affected by Parkinson's Disease?

Does vibration influence freezing of gait? (poster)

Understanding the role of anxiety on movement in Parkinson's disease (abstract)

Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease associated with changes in gaze behaviour?

Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease associated with changes in gaze behaviour? (poster)

More severity of Parkinson's symptoms on the right side of body vs left side, present more gait impairments

Where do individuals with freezing of gait look while approaching a doorway?

Does Anxiety Cause Freezing of Gait?

2013

?Individuals with freezing of gait experience more difficulty walking through a continuously narrow than a narrowing corridor

PD SAFEx improved mood in Parkinson's disease

Determining which side is more affected by PD

PD patients who freeze have more difficulties judging the height of obstacles?

Aspects of walking are related to fitness levels in PD

Estimating distance when walking

2012

Individuals who freeze walk more cautiously through narrow spaces

Paying attention and imagining movement improves symptoms of PD

Individuals with freezing of gait may misperceive the width of narrow spaces

The relationship between the most severe of motor symptoms and the deterioration of visual information processing (abstract)

Patients with PD who freeze need more attention to plan how to avoid obstacles when walking

What happens with patients with PD try to do multiple tasks while walking?

2011

Do insoles help walking and balance in PD?

Does clutter cause freezing?

?Being conscious of self-movement improves gait in PD

?Is rhythm control affected by medication or touch?

?Differences in speech between PSP and Parkinson's

?Differences PD SAFEx improves motor symptoms

?How are limb apraxia and freezing of gait related?

?Gait & balance instability increases when stepping over an obstacle

Higher motor disease severity is associated with worse performance in cognitive tasks (abstract)

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