LaserLight cues for gait freezing in Parkinson’s disease: An open-label study

In this study,  the U-Step and LaserCane were used exclusively.  This brief the study shows a decrease in some forms of Parkinson freezing. However, the bigger unexpected finding was a 40% drop in falling related to freezing.  When a person freezes – they suddenly stop and that could cause them to fall.  By reducing some of their freezing, they fell less often.

 

Occupational Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Check out the full article HERE. The U-Step walker with a laser cue is featured on page 27!