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Classic NPH Gait May 15, 2014

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.
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The walking motion, or gait, of a person with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is a classic symptom of the disease.

Some characteristics of NPH gait include:

  • widespread steps
  • short steps
  • slow and shuffling steps
  • individuals may have trouble picking up their feet

Gait disturbance is often the first and most pronounced symptom of NPH. Watch a video provided by the Hydrocephalus Association demonstrating this characteristic motion.

Please submit any questions to this blog or directly to my email.

Regards,

Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Center
Margaret.bobrowitz@dignityhealth.org

 

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