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What Are Stragies For Freezing Gait?
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posted May 1, 2019
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A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

If I stand up as straight as possible, keep my walker or cane forward and concentrateing on putting my heel down first.I can usually overcome the halting .

posted May 1, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Might sound a bit strange but I downloaded an app to my phone called loop drum. I’ve had it for quite awhile and can’t remember if it’s a free app but it has multiple types of drum loops in different styles at fully variable speeds. I find if I play any type of loop like calypso for instance, I set speed at whatever I’m comfortable with and keep the phone in my hand or pocket while I walk, as long as I hear the beat, even very quietly, I walk at a steady pace with no hesitation. I got the idea from the cue 1 that we can’t get here yet. It’s a little different method but the same principle I believe. Follow a beat. Helps me walk a little faster on slow days too. I use it on the treadmill as well

posted September 10
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Larger steps; keep your toes pointed up. Use a walker, stand tall.

posted May 16, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, just Google Parkinson's freezing of gait and you will find many helpful sites. Make sure you visit Pamela Quinn's PD Movement Lab. I think you'll find it very helpful. Here's the link: https://pdmovementlab.com/

posted May 3, 2019
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Using a laser pointer keeps you focused

posted May 17, 2019

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