Podcast: Making Strides: Treatments and Technology for Walking Problems in Parkinson’s
Thursday, 21st July 2022
Walking is a complex skill. So, shares Catherine Kopil, PhD, in the third episode of the Michael J. Fox Foundation “Parkinson’s Science POV” podcast series.
Gait requires a symphony of connections between the brain and body, which makes it one of the hardest Parkinson’s symptoms to treat. Kopil, MJFF Senior Vice President of Clinical Research, and Chief Scientific Officer Mark Frasier, PhD, discuss progress toward understanding the neuroscience of gait challenges, such as walking, balancing, shuffling steps and freezing. They talk about treatments in testing and the use of digital technology to measure and predict gait changes in people with PD.