SHAPE Research Seminar Series

Challenges encountered during complex walking tasks in people with Parkinson’s disease

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Lisa Alcock, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University presents: Challenges encountered during complex walking tasks in people with Parkinson’s disease.

  • From: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 2 pm
  • Location: 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Lisa Alcock, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University presents: Challenges encountered during complex walking tasks in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Falls are a leading cause of mortality and injury in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and up to 80% will fall following diagnosis. PD is associated with a range of motor (i.e. gait and balance deficits) and non-motor (i.e. visual and cognitive impairment) symptoms; many of which can adversely affect safe locomotion and influence fall risk. This seminar will provide a brief overview of the factors affecting fall risk in people with PD with a focus on falls that occur during walking, introduce sensory and cognitive mechanisms underpinning gait impairment in people with PD and highlight some of the novel intervention options that are emerging for falls prevention

This seminar is hosted by Dr Cleveland Barnett

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Professor Craig Sale.

Location details

Room/Building:

171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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