An article "Effectiveness of gait training with auditory cues on subjects with Parkinson’s Disease" was published in International Journal of Medical and Exercise Science IJMAES,vol.2(1),58-66,March 2016 by Dr.Garima Srivastava (PT) working as a Sr.Neuro Physiotherapist at Sahara Hospital, Lucknow.
The study tried to find out the efficiency of auditory cues on Gait (walking) pattern in Parkinson’s Disease (P.D.). The result showed that use of auditory cues alongwith the conventional Physiotherapy resulted in significant change in the stride length, cadence & speed of the subjects. Hence the gait and mobility in patients with mild to moderate P.D.can be improved with the use of auditory cues.
The rhythmic auditory pacing helps to normalize walking pace and overcome freezing. External cues utilize cortical mechanism to activate and sustain moment and in so doing by pass the defective basal ganglia – supplementary motor area circuits.
There is requirement for improvement in locomotion and motor deficit in Parkinson’s disease.
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