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propulsive gaitA gait disorder in which the body's centre of gravity appears to be in front of the patient, who struggles to keep the feet near the centre of gravity.
Hypokinesia, muscular rigidity, postural instability.
A walking pattern characterized by a rigid, stooped posture and the relative inability to oppose forward momentum. A person with a propulsive gait may hold the head, neck, and center of balance more anteriorly than a person with a normal gait.
See also: gait