Perturbation exercises during treadmill walking improve pelvic and trunk motion in older adults-A randomized control trial.

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Summary of "Perturbation exercises during treadmill walking improve pelvic and trunk motion in older adults-A randomized control trial."

Most falls among older adults occur while walking. Pelvic and trunk motions are required to maintain stability during walking. We aimed to explore whether training that incorporates unexpected loss of balance during walking that evokes balance recovery reactions will improve pelvic, thorax, and trunk kinematics at different walking speeds.


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Name: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
ISSN: 1872-6976
Pages: 132-138


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