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dc.contributor.supervisor Doan, Jon B.
dc.contributor.author Mercier, Brittany Paige Theresa
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-05T17:35:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-05T17:35:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4925
dc.description.abstract Some people living with Parkinson’s disease (PLwPD) have been observed to have a preserved ability to ice skate. We examined kinematic parameters of ice skating and the immediately preceding and proceeding walking parameters amongst PLwPD to quantify skating preservation and determine if there are gait improvements. During ice skating trials PLwPD were able to maintain similar step length and velocity as older adult controls (OAC). Immediately walking post skating velocity and double stance support time improved. Locomotion was assessed during doorway crossing, an obstacle that increases motor impairments amongst some PLwPD. Ice skating through a doorway had similar results for both step length and velocity for PLwPD and OAC. Walking through a doorway after skating showed significant improvement to step length. These results quantitatively verify that ice skating is a preserved skill amongst some PLwPD in obstructed and unobstructed conditions, and that ice skating yields immediate improvements to gait parameters en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Emmy Droog Research Funding Alberta Innovates Health Solutions en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology & Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject doorway crossing test en_US
dc.subject gait parameters en_US
dc.subject ice skating skill retention en_US
dc.subject neurotherapeutic intervention en_US
dc.subject paradoxical kinesia en_US
dc.subject Parkinson's disease en_US
dc.title Ice skating is safe and skillfully preserved amongst some people living with Parkinson's disease : possibility of neurotherapeutic inervention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0382 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0317 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0566 en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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