Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: walking

Phobia List »

[3 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

The fear of standing or walking is the fear of walking or falling is more common in the elderly when they have lost their ability to balance with disease such as Parkinson’s. This phobia may be perceived as mere laziness by some. Our transportation-based culture makes it easy to avoid the physical strain that walking can bring, and with the availability of wheelchairs, some even motorized to allow a person to control their own wheelchairs, the need for walking may decrease for those who are injured or are scared …

Phobia List »

[3 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Basophobia or basiphobia is a term used to define the extreme and persistent fear of walking or standing up and is closely related and interchangeable with Ambulophobia. Most of the people with this fear have been injured recently and had been immobilized with a cast for instance. Starting to walk again may cause them extreme anxiety because they fear that they will again fall down and sustain the same injury. They might refuse to get up or refuse to have physical therapy even when their doctors think …

Phobia List »

[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Ambulophobia or fear of walking may have developed due to a link to the fear of control loss. This fear can be learned through observation, but more often than not, there is either a belief that the patient might get hurt or an injury in the past is contributing to the development of such fear. For example, due to a temporary or long-term case of vertigo, sufferer may find it safer when sitting or lying down. They may develop a sensation of falling when they try to stand or walk.
The …