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2017

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Evidence Of Compensatory Joint Kinetics During Stair Ascent And Descent In Parkinson's Disease [Accepted Manuscript], Zachary J. Conway, Peter A. Silburn, Tim Blackmore, Michael H. Cole Jan 2017

Evidence Of Compensatory Joint Kinetics During Stair Ascent And Descent In Parkinson's Disease [Accepted Manuscript], Zachary J. Conway, Peter A. Silburn, Tim Blackmore, Michael H. Cole

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Background: Stair ambulation is a challenging activity of daily life that requires larger joint moments than walking. Stabilisation of the body and prevention of lower limb collapse during this task depends upon adequately-sized hip, knee and ankle extensor moments. However, people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often present with strength deficits that may impair their capacity to control the lower limbs and ultimately increase their falls risk. Objective: To investigate hip, knee and ankle joint moments during stair ascent and descent and determine the contribution of these joints to the body’s support in people with PD. Methods: Twelve PD ...