Gait Apraxia

Gait apraxia, also known as Bruns apraxia or frontal ataxia, is characterized by the inability to walk despite the normal coordination and strength of the legs with tested in lying or seating position. The symptoms include short stride, difficulty in starting to walk, weak upper body movement, having difficulty or inability to raise one’s foot off the floor, poor balance, and rigid neck and trunk when turning. This condition is often found in people with frontal lobe disorders. This term is attributed to Ludwig Bruns, a German neurologist.

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