July Research Forum – Smart Socks to improve walking ability
Tuesday, 6th July 2021

The Walking Tall Health clinical trial on technology to help people living with Parkinson’s walk with confidence is now well underway, but more participants are still needed. The research team have recruited 33 of 60 participants and are now calling for more people to join the trial.

Falls are a common and often devastating event in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease frequently caused by gait impairments, postural instability and freezing-of-gait. Participants in the clinical trial will be randomly assigned to one of two interventions. Both interventions include exercises that you can complete in the comfort of your own home, which will help you improve your balance and walking ability.

Because of COVID-19, this study is being completed remotely to ensure participant safety. All participants will receive an iPad and other advanced technology to use as part of the remote physiotherapy consultations and assessments over the course of the three-month study.

If you have Parkinson’s disease and would like to participate, please register your interest in this clinical trial by clicking on the link below.

Register your Interest in Participating

You can read more about this study and watch Dr Brodie’s presentation from our July Research Forum here.


Want more information about what the trial is like? Check out the below study interviews from participants!