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    edited by Brian L. Day, Stephen R. Lord.
    Summary: "Balance, Gait, and Falls, Volume 159 presents the latest information on sensorimotor anatomy, sensory integration, gravity and verticality, standing balance, balance perturbations, voluntary stepping and gait initiation, gait and gait adaptability, disorders of balance and gait that result from aging and neurological diseases. The book provides a brief overview of age-related changes in the structure and function of sensorimotor and central processes, with sections specifically devoted to Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, cerebellar ataxia, stroke, corticobasal degeneration, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, dystonia, tremor, Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, cerebral palsy, polio, motor neuron disease, brainstem lesions, spinal lesions, peripheral nerve disease, and psychogenic conditions. Diseases covered have a common structure comprising background and epidemiology, pathology, balance disorders, gait disorders, falls, therapies (including fall prevention), and future directions"--Publisher's description.

    Contents:
    Section I. Basic aspects. Sensorimotor anatomy of gait, balance and falls
    Sensory integration for human balance control
    Gravity estimation and verticality perception
    Sensorimotor control of standing balance
    Balance Perturbations
    Voluntary steps and gait initiation
    Gait
    Gait adaptability
    Ecology of Falls
    Section II. Clinical aspects. Ageing
    Parkinson's disease
    Falls in frontotemporal dementia and related syndromes
    Stroke
    Dystonia
    Balance, gait and falls in multiple sclerosis
    Gait, balance and falls in Huntington disease
    Cerebellar ataxia
    Tremor
    Dementia
    Cerebral palsy
    Poliomyelitis
    Motor neurone disease
    Brainstem lesions and gait
    Balance, gait and falls in spinal cord injury
    Disorders of the inner ear balance organs and their pathways
    Peripheral nerve disease
    Functional (psychogenic) gait disorder: Diagnosis and management.
    Digital Access ScienceDirect 2018