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Feet deformities are correlated with impaired balance and postural stability in seniors over 75.

08:00 EDT 6th September 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Feet deformities are correlated with impaired balance and postural stability in seniors over 75."

Understanding the factors and mechanisms that determine balance in seniors appears vital in terms of their self-reliance and overall safety. The study aimed to determine the relationship between the features of feet structure and the indicators of postural stability in the elderly.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0183227

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