Vol. 17 No. 4 (2023)

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Special issue "Control of Gait and Posture: a tribute to Professor Lilian T. B. Gobbi"



The goal of this special issue is to discuss the control of gait and posture to make a tribute to Professor Lilian Gobbi. Considering that much of her life was spent in understanding the control of gait and posture, the present special issue will discuss cutting-edge studies that address aspects related to gait and posture, such as mobility and balance performance, kinematics, kinetics, muscle activity, and brain activity analysis, in usual and adaptative conditions. To enhance our understanding of the control of gait and posture, we encourage studies related to neurological diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc), aging effects, skeletal-muscle disorders, fatigue, intervention and rehabilitation focusing on gait and posture, and also theoretical hypotheses for the control of gait and posture, such as brain control and perception aspects.

Guest editor

Dr Fabio Augusto Barbieri (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Human Movement Research Laboratory (MOVI-LAB), Bauru, SP, Brazil)

Dr Lucas Simieli

Dr Victor Spiandor Beretta (São Paulo State University (UNESP), Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil)


Peer-review process

The editorial review process followed the BJMB's peer-review guidelines. The manuscripts were handled by the guest editor that invited at least two independent reviewers for a double-blind review.

Published: 2023-06-20

Current Opinion articles

  • Adaptation of motor control to musculoskeletal pain: Theories for the sensorimotor interactions involved

    Ulysses Ervilha, Klaus M. Becker, Isabella T. A. Martins, Abrahão F. Baptista, Márcio F. Goethel
    70 - 72
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.355


Tutorials articles

  • Gaze behavior data in the vitrine of human movement science: considerations on eye-tracking technique

    Tiago Penedo, Sérgio T. Rodrigues, Gisele C. Gotardi, Lucas Simieli, José A. Barela, Paula F. Polastri, Fabio A. Barbieri
    75 - 88
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.352

Special issue "Control of Gait and Posture: a tribute to Professor Lilian T. B. Gobbi"

  • Editorial: Control of Gait and Posture: a tribute to Professor Lilian T. B. Gobbi

    Lucas Simieli, Fabio A. Barbieri, Victor S. Beretta
    89 - 92
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.387
  • Effect of antiparkinsonian medication on spatiotemporal gait parameters of individuals with Parkinson’s disease: comparison between individuals with and without freezing of gait

    Julia A. Oliveira, Luis A. Teixeira, Daniel B. Coelho
    93 - 102
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.351
  • Effect of long-term locomotion and balance exercise on functional mobility considering the Parkinson’s disease subtypes: a pilot study

    Victor S. Beretta, Diego Orcioli-Silva, Diego A. R. Jaimes, Beatriz R. Legutke, Thiago Sirico, Pedro L. Gonçalves, Lilian T. B. Gobbi *in memorium
    103 - 108
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.360
  • Do motor subtypes of Parkinson’s disease impact the learning of motor tasks?

    Tatiana B. Freitas, Giordano M. G. Bonuzzi, Rosemeyre A. Nuvolini, Keyte G. Silva, Gisele C. S. Palma, Andrea M. Freudenheim, José E. Pompeu, Camila Torriani-Pasin
    109 - 117
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.361
  • The effects of social isolation on gait parameters of older people with Parkinson’s disease

    Thiago M. Sirico, Diego Orcioli-Silva, Vinicius C. Zampier, Gabriel A. G. Moraca, Emerson F. O. Santos, Victor S. Beretta, Lilian T. B. Gobbi *in memorium
    118 - 125
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.367
  • Mini-BESTest cutoff points for classifying fallers and non-fallers female older adults

    Rosangela A. Batistela, Natalia M. Rinaldi, Renato Moraes
    126 - 133
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.354
  • Fear of falling is associated with gait parameters during obstacle avoidance with different physical characteristics in older adults

    Gabriela V. Magalhães, Juliana A. Silva, Milena Razuk, Natalia M. Rinaldi
    134 - 145
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.363
  • Mini-Review: Gait and balance assessment in multiple sclerosis

    Ana C. de David
    146 - 149
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.357
  • Do timed up and go and five times sit to stand test outcomes correlate with trunk stability? A pilot-study

    Lucas S. Rezende, Pedro H. Monteiro, Júlia A. Oliveira, Caroline R. Souza, Daniel B. Coelho, Alexandre J. Marcori, Luis A. Teixeira
    150 - 157
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.358
  • Effects of smartphone use on postural control and mobility: a dual-task study

    Giovanna M. F. Tessari, Sarah J. L. Melo, Tayla B. Lino, Sidney A. Sobrinho Junior, Gustavo Christofoletti
    158 - 163
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.362
  • Acute effect of boing balance board on postural control in older adults

    Robson Y. Kimura, Juliana B. Dascal
    164 - 172
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v17i4.356