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Gait and Disequilibrium 

Gait and Disequilibrium
Gait and Disequilibrium

P. D. Thompson

and T. E. Kimber

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date: 28 October 2021

The precise organization of equilibrium (stable upright posture of the body in which the trunk is balanced on the legs during quiet standing and locomotion) is complex and poorly understood. Several factors bring neural mechanisms into play, including dynamic equilibrium during walking, upper limb movements and postural adjustments in response to external perturbations. This chapter explains how mechanical and neural factors may be inter-related in controlling body motion.

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