Freezing of gait (FOG) is one of the most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s because it keeps people from getting outside and moving around. This symptom occurs because of a disconnect between the brain and the body that stops the neural signal from reaching the motor neurons that should activate muscles to move, preventing people with Parkinson’s from starting or continuing to walk. FOG negatively impacts quality of life and daily function and is the leading cause of falls for people living with Parkinson’s. Postural instability is another debilitating symptom of Parkinson’s that causes people to be unstable when they stand because their Parkinson’s affects the reflexes that are necessary for them to maintain an upright position. Together, FOG and postural instability are the leading causes of falling for people with Parkinson’s. So, during this webinar on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 1 pm MDT, Dr. Jay Alberts will share information on how exercise can minimize FOG, improve postural instability, and reduce the risk of falling.
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