Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly and an important source of morbidity. They contribute in a measurable way to the risk for falls and fall-related injury. These disorders are essentially an interdisciplinary problem. Neurology, neurophysiology, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, and geriatrics all have different approaches to problems of mobility in the elderly. The authors have produced a book which will be useful and accessible to practitioners in all of these disciplines. The book includes epidemiology, sections on methods, areatment and approaches to rehabilitation, some discussion of normal physiology, and a review of diseases which contribute to gait and balance disorders.