shuffling gait


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shuffling gait

A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact or during midswing, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, usually accompanied by shortened steps, reduced arm swing and forward flexed posture.

Aetiology
Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism.

shuffling gait

Neurology A gait in which the foot is moving forward at the time of initial contact, with the foot either flat or at heel strike, or during midswing Etiology Basal ganglia degeneration with extrapyramidal effects in parkinsonism. See Parkinsonism.
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Upper records: displacement of the center of pressure shows a shuffling gait with little forward movement in most of the record and cessation of locomotion at around the end as shown by dark tracings.
Using force plates, Diehl, Schneider, Konietzko & Hennerici (1992), found during the 'on' phase of the levodopa cycle, participants with moderate to severe PD (Hoehn and Yahr stage 3-4 (Hoehn & Yahr, 2011)) had a shuffling gait pattern and a ground reaction force (GRF) curve consisting of one narrow peak (not two) (Zijlstra, Rutgers & Van Weerden, 1998).
The initial hypothesis for the cause of this asymmetry was that there had been inaccurate identification of gait events given the patient's shuffling gait. Upon manual confirmation of heel-strike events, it was determined that the gait events were accurate and the asymmetry was inherent to the patient.
He ambulated with a wheeled walker for testing and demonstrated an unsteady, shuffling gait with a wide base of support.
More aspects to the disease are under the surface, such as swallowing problems, soft voice, poor blinking, loss of ability to manipulate small objects (such as buttons), shuffling gait, pain in the joints and severe fatigue.
And Pennycook, with his shuffling gait and explosive first five meteres, was also impressive, never threatening the try line but regularly picking his way across the similarly important boundary, the gain-line.
He is believed to have a shuffling gait due to mobility problems and has a strong Scottish accent and can be quite difficult to understand.
The apothecary's blindness, deafness, distorted view of life, arrogance, deceitfulness, egoism, pseudo-learned-ness, effeminate voice, unintelligible chattering, shuffling gait, ScWemieMike qualities, economic opportunism, and sexual perversion--all signify his ethnic Otherness.
Other clinical features include secondary motor symptoms (eg, hypomimia, dysarthria, dysphagia, sialorrhoea, micrographia, shuffling gait, festination, freezing, dystonia, glabellar reflexes), non-motor symptoms (eg, autonomic dysfunction, cognitive/neurobehavioral abnormalities, sleep disorders and sensory abnormalities such as anosmia, paresthesias and pain).
The muscles of his arms and legs were stiff and he used to walk with a shuffling gait. The therapy helped him to sit straight on a stool or a chair without any support," recalls Ishaan's father Sunil Kalra.
Quiet and unobtrusive, it is often seen on its own, creeping along the edge of a flower bed or near to a bush, with a shuffling gait. When two rival males come together they become animated with lots of wing-flicking.
Dress in drab, affect a grim expression and a shuffling gait, install 40-watt light bulbs throughout the house and insist that your wine merchant make any bulk Champagne deliveries under cover of darkness.