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Gait and Disequilibrium

P. D. Thompson and T. E. Kimber

in Oxford Textbook of Vertigo and Imbalance

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Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199608997
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754227 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199608997.003.0024

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology

Gait and Disequilibrium

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The precise organization of equilibrium (stable upright posture of the body in which the trunk is balanced on the legs during quiet standing and locomotion) is complex and poorly understood. Several factors bring neural mechanisms into play, including dynamic equilibrium during walking, upper limb movements and postural adjustments in response to external perturbations. This chapter explains how mechanical and neural factors may be inter-related in controlling body motion.

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Subjects: Neurology

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