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  • RJ Hayden posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Yes . . . pivoting can absolutely be an adventure. I haven’t taken notice my posture when i am making a tight turn but I will now. Pivoting on carpeted areas is specially challenging. Typically I just stop, put some thought into what I need t do and go (thinking ready, set, go). Once I get moving, like your dad, I am fine.

    • Thanks for the feedback, RJ. I’ve thought about helping him re-arrange some of the furniture in our house to simplify movements. And to make sure that he doesn’t have to deal with too many obstacles.

  • Yes – freezing of gait is my greatest challenge. Like Robert, I have to put a conscious effort in initiating the walking process . . .  it is no longer automatic. As Caroline said, turns and narrow passage ways can absolutely be an adventure. Once I get started I’m generally ok as long as there are no sharp turns in my path. The carpet in my…[Read more]

    • RJ, I think my Dad struggles with the same thing. But I’ve noticed that he seems to freeze the most when he has to tackle complicated movements like pivoting. Dad tells me that straightening his posture helps. And once he gets started, he’s fine. Do you find that this type of strategy helps for you too?

  • RJ Hayden became a registered member 1 month, 1 week ago

    • Yes . . . pivoting can absolutely be an adventure. I haven’t taken notice my posture when i am making a tight turn but I will now. Pivoting on carpeted areas is specially challenging. Typically I just stop, put some thought into what I need t do and go (thinking ready, set, go). Once I get moving, like your dad, I am fine.

      • Thanks for the feedback, RJ. I’ve thought about helping him re-arrange some of the furniture in our house to simplify movements. And to make sure that he doesn’t have to deal with too many obstacles.

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