Review Article
Volume 14 Issue 3 - 2022
Gait: The First Indicator of Many Neurological Diseases and Disorders
Nicholas A Kerna1,2*, Sudeep Chawla3, Stephen M Brown4, ND Victor Carsrud5, Hilary M Holets6,7, John V Flores6,7 and Kevin D Pruitt8,9

1SMC–Medical Research, Thailand
2First InterHealth Group, Thailand
3Chawla Health & Research, USA
4International University of Health Sciences, St. Kitts
5Lakeline Wellness Center, USA
6Beverly Hills Wellness Surgical Institute, USA
7Orange Partners Surgicenter, USA
8Kemet Medical Consultants, USA
9PBJ Medical Associates, LLC, USA

*Corresponding Author: Nicholas A Kerna, (mailing address) POB47 Phatphong, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10500. Contact:
Received: January 13, 2022; Published: February 28, 2022


The intricate interplay of the primary elements of the neurological, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems underpins human gait. In elderly individuals, a preferred brisk walk is a strong indicator of overall health and quality of life (QoL). However, the physiology of walking is complicated. Thus, diagnosis of gait problems requires a thorough understanding of normal gait physiology.

Gait abnormalities are typically a debilitating side effect of aging. Irrespective of whether neurological or non-neurological in origin, they are a significant source of disability, morbidity, and mortality in the elderly population. Gait abnormalities result in the loss of personal freedom, falls, and injuries, significantly decreasing an individual's QoL. This review discusses the origins and concepts of instrumented gait analysis.

A method for examining gait and essential aspects of prevalent gait abnormalities and their underlying causes are also covered. In addition, a clinically focused strategy for treating neurological gait concerns in elderly individuals, and the future of gait analysis is presented.

Keywords: Abnormal Walking; Antalgic; Cerebral Cortex; Cognitive Impairment; Frequent Falling; Nerve Degeneration


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Citation: Kerna NA, Chawla S, Brown SM, Carsrud NDV, Holets HM, Flores JV, Pruitt KD. “Gait: The First Indicator of Many Neurological Diseases and Disorders”. EC Neurology 14.3 (2022): 58-74.

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