Libby White

Masks and balance

23 Jan: Masks, Falls, and Parkinson’s: Observational Study and Case Reports

The year 2020 has presented many individuals with challenging circumstances, whether fiscal, psychological, or physical. My observation of individuals through the scope of physical therapy is that we are resilient and adaptable, but that we are all being challenged by COVID-19. Many of the clients I treat are living with movement disorders and experience balance difficulties, and it did not take long to determine through observation and subjective report that wearing a mask has had an impact on their balance and walking.