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How Has Your Walking And Gait Changed Because Of Parkinson’s?

How Has Your Walking And Gait Changed Because Of Parkinson’s?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

The main thing that has changed is walk much slower now and if outside my home I need my cane. If I go to a Mall I take my walker. People don't bump into as much and if they do I can keep my balance.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I find that when I walk with 2 canes my balance is better! usually use my walker which is safer for me!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

So do I and I go out every day no matter what there’s always a time during day I’m fine I just leave no good sitting down get stiff and bored

posted over 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My Parkinson's husband, Hal, has come up with many ingenious hacks to deal with his down times. One of them is what he calls his "Parkie Baby," which is a large towel with a knot tied in it. He leaves it on the floor, and when he needs to walk around the house, he concentrates on kicking it ahead of him with his stiff right leg. That leg tends to freeze, and having the Parkie Baby to kick really works for him.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

BettyAbby and friends,
I am using a "Lumo LIft" monitor to help with posture. It cost about $80 on the Internet. I wear it on my clothing and it buzzes when I am stooping. It can be adjusted for sitting and standing. It measures my steps also. It attaches to clothing with a magnet. Check it out.

posted over 3 years ago
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