Written by by Sidney Collin (CEO and Co-founder, De Oro Devices) and Becky Farley PhD, MS, PT (Chief Scientific Officer and Founder, PWR!), this whitepaper discusses portable, adaptable cueing to improve gait and freezing.
Cueing training for persons with Parkinson’s disease is well known and widely accepted for its beneficial effects on gait disturbances. Many studies report that both visual and auditory cueing are effective strategies to help improve a variety of mobility issues including, but not limited to, optimizing spatial/temporal gait features (like stride length and gait speed), and reducing the frequency and duration of freezing of gait episodes.
Given the many complexities and variables facing each individual with Parkinson’s, the ideal is to deliver cueing in a form that is both portable and adaptable:
● Offer a choice of cueing type and method to accommodate the heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease and to complement individual preference and settings,
● Available to patients in any environment to promote daily use and assist mobility outside the rehabilitation setting, in public settings and especially at home, and
● Provide on-demand control such as on/off and volume.
Portable devices that offer both visual and auditory cueing options, with on-demand controls, can extend the positive effects of physical therapy treatment outside the clinic and help improve quality of life.
Read the whitepaper here: