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Descrizione dell’editore

ABSTRACT Walking in the real world is highly complex and presents the individual with a challenging task. Physiotherapists involved in gait rehabilitation increasingly consider aspects of functional gait, that is, the skills required to carry out complex tasks and negotiate a range of environments. Preparation for 'real world' walking requires us to view locomotion in different terms. It is no longer sufficient to consider gait as a mostly automatic motor activity, but rather one that requires the integration of motor function with cognitive processes such as attention, memory and planning. A focus on high level gait performance therefore requires a focus on cognition. This commentary poses a series of clinically-based questions to facilitate understanding of the topic, and to highlight areas for future consideration.

GENERE
Salute, mente e corpo
PUBBLICATO
2007
1 novembre
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
17
EDITORE
New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists
DIMENSIONE
217.9
KB

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