Saturday May 27th 2017

Strategies used by individuals with multiple sclerosis and with mild disability to maintain dynamic stability during a steering task.

Authors: Denommé LT, Mandalfino P, Cinelli ME Abstract Changing direction during walking is a common task humans encounter every day. This destabilizing event requires the central nervous system (CNS) to quickly produce an appropriate response, maintain stability, and propel the body in the intended direction. Previous research has demonstrated that ‘individuals with multiple sclerosis’ (IwMS) with mild balance impairment display differences in gait characteristics during clinical tests compared with controls. The current study used dynamic stability margin [DSM, difference between COM (i.e. the weighted average of the central point of an individual’s total body mass) and lateral BOS (i.e. the most lateral border of the foot that is in contact with the ground)] calculations in add…

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Strategies used by individuals with multiple sclerosis and with mild disability to maintain dynamic stability during a steering task.

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