AN INTRODUCTION OF THE
USING A NEWSPAPER
It is well known that the "FROZEN GAIT" of Parkinson's disease can be improved
by putting a obstacle or drawing a line in front of patients.
We sometimes use a stick or a bar as an obstacle.
But it may be moved easily by stepping on it and also patients sometimes may
lose the balanse of the body.
Additionally in case of drawing a line or using a line
or using a plastic screamer on the floor the probable place is limited.
In order to compensate for these defects,I made a simple device "Parkinsonian ladder" which can be made and used easily.
(1) Rool up 5 sheets of newspaper
(2) Join them together like a shape of a ladder using cellohantape and stapler.
You can make it with in 5cents.
You had better advise your patients to walk without stepping on it.
The "Parkinsonian ladder" has some advantages:
it can be made at anytime,at anyplase,and by anybody.
If you use this ladder in various style,you may offer various applied
exercises to your patients.
Gait Exercise to Parkinson's Disease (Frozen Gait and Small Steppage Gait)