cautious gait

cautious gait

A gait that is wide-based, careful and slow.
 
Clinical findings
Associated with anxiety, fear of open spaces and fear of falling.
References in periodicals archive ?
Anxiety-related factors and the fear of falling are major contributors to a cautious gait.
Gilady N, Herman T, Reider G II, Gurevich T, Hausdorff JM, 2005, Clinical characteristics of elderly patients with a cautious gait of unknown origin.
Gait disorders are classified as one of 7 types: peripheral sensory, peripheral motor, spasticity (hemiplegia, paraplegia), Parkinsonism, cerebellar palsy, cautious gait, and frontal-related gait [2].
A total of 3 articles discuss the cautious gait disorder.
A cautious gait is a nonspecific finding in diverse conditions including arthritis and peripheral sensory and motor abnormalities.