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Balance ability and cognitive impairment influence sustained walking in an assisted living facility.

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of cognitive impairment (CI), gait quality, and balance ability on walking distance and speed in an assisted living facility.


The effects of robot-assisted gait training using virtual reality and auditory stimulation on balance and gait abilities in persons with stroke.

Robot-assisted gait training provide a big therapeutic advantage in functional mobility for postural control.

Effects of Electromechanical Exoskeleton-assisted Gait Training on Walking Ability of Stroke Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

To assess the efficacy of electromechanical exoskeleton-assisted gait training on walking ability of stroke patients based on ambulatory function, muscle strength, balance, gait speed and capacity.


Changes in the symmetry of external perturbations affect patterns of muscle activity during gait initiation.

Gait initiation is associated with changes in the steady state and experiencing an external perturbation during initiation of gait could further threaten balance stability.

Objective measures of gait and balance in healthy non-falling adults as a function of age.

Neurodegenerative diseases increase in incidence with age. Prior studies using differing populations and gait paradigms have reported various parameters changing with age, some of which correlate with falls and mortality. Here we use three different paradigms to evaluate gait and balance in healthy non-fallers.

Effect of Cerebellar Stimulation on Gait and Balance Recovery in Patients With Hemiparetic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Gait and balance impairment is associated with poorer functional recovery after stroke. The cerebellum is known to be strongly implicated in the functional reorganization of motor networks in patients with stroke, especially for gait and balance functions.

Examining the Effects of an Otago-Based Home Exercise Program on Falls and Fall Risks in an Assisted Living Facility.

The Otago exercise program is a strengthening, balance, and walking program designed to decrease falls among community-dwelling older adults. Few studies have examined the effects of the Otago program in an assisted living environment. The purpose of the current study was to assess the effects of an Otago-based home exercise program in decreasing falls and the risk of falls among older adults living in an assisted living facility.

The Experience and Meaning of Physical Activity in Assisted Living Facility Residents.

Assisted living (AL) residents engage in very low levels of physical activity (PA) placing them at increased risk for mobility disability and frailty. But many residents in AL may not perceive the need to increase their PA. This study explored the experience, meaning and perceptions of PA in 20 older adults in assisted living. Factors associated with PA were also examined. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews and analyzed using Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological methodology. Six ...

Effects of robot-assisted gait training in chronic stroke patients treated by botulinum toxin-a: A pivotal study.

To investigate combined effects of robot-assisted training (RAT) and physical therapy versus physical therapy only on balance and gait function of chronic stroke patients after botulinum toxin-A (BoNT-A) treatment.

Free-living and laboratory gait characteristics in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Wearable sensors offer the potential to bring new knowledge to inform interventions in patients affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) by thoroughly quantifying gait characteristics and gait deficits from prolonged daily living measurements. The aim of this study was to characterise gait in both laboratory and daily life conditions for a group of patients with moderate to severe ambulatory impairment due to MS. To this purpose, algorithms to detect and characterise gait from wearable inertial sensors data were...

The Role of Assisted Living Capacity on Nursing Home Financial Performance.

The rapid growth of the assisted living industry has coincided with decreased levels of nursing home occupancy and financial performance. The purpose of this article is to examine the relationships among assisted living capacity, nursing home occupancy, and nursing home financial performance. In addition, we explore whether the relationship between assisted living capacity and nursing home financial performance is mediated by nursing home occupancy. This research utilized publicly available secondary data, ...

Validation of an accelerometer for measurement of activity in frail older people.

Specific gait parameters are associated with falls and injury. It is important to identify walking episodes in order to determine the associated gait parameters. Frail older people have a greater risk of falling due to increased probability of inactivity. Therefore, detection and analysis of their physical activities becomes significant. Furthermore, ascertainment of gait parameters and non-sedentary activities for frail older group is difficult in free living environments - an area which hasn't been explor...

Effects of Tai Chi on balance and gait in stroke survivors: A systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

To investigate the effects of tai chi on balance and gait in stroke survivors.

Pregnancy walking cadence does not vary by trimester.

Pregnancy-related changes in walking speed, gait dynamics, and total physical activity have been reported in past research, but free-living step cadences and their rates of change across pregnancy have not been studied.

Balance Control during Stance and Gait after Cochlear Implant Surgery.

After cochlear implant (CI) surgery, some patients experience vertigo, dizziness and/or deficits in vestibulo-ocular reflexes. However, little is known about the effect of CI surgery on balance control. Therefore, we examined differences in stance and gait balance control before versus after CI surgery.

Speed-of-Processing Training in Assisted and Independent Living: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

To examine speed-of-processing training (SOPT) in older adults in senior living communities, especially those in assisted living.

Training history constrains postural sway dynamics: A study of balance in collegiate ice hockey players.

Balance and postural control are integral to training and sport performance. Demands on posture are contextual and vary in different ways depending on the specific physical activity.

Gait and Balance measures can identify change from a Cerebrospinal fluid tap test in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

To identify in patients with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) undergoing a Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Tap Test (TT) for consideration of a Ventricular peritoneal shunt: 1. Gait and balance measures which identify symptom change 2. Differences present between pre and post CSF TT scores between patient's classified responders and non-responders 3. Ability of patients with iNPH to accurately quantify change in their gait and balance symptoms from a CSF TT.

More symmetrical gait after split-belt treadmill walking does not modify dynamic and postural balance in individuals post-stroke.

Spontaneous gait is often asymmetrical in individuals post-stroke, despite their ability to walk more symmetrically on demand. Given the sensorimotor deficits in the paretic limb, this asymmetrical gait may facilitate balance maintenance. We used a split-belt walking protocol to alter gait asymmetry and determine the effects on dynamic and postural balance. Twenty individuals post-stroke walked on a split-belt treadmill. In two separate periods, the effects of walking with the non-paretic leg, and then the ...

Walking and balance in children and adolescents with lower-limb amputation: A review of literature.

Children with lower limb loss face gait and balance limitations. Prosthetic rehabilitation is thus aimed at improving functional capacity and mobility throughout the developmental phases of the child amputee. This review of literature was conducted to determine the characteristics of prosthetic gait and balance among children and adolescents with lower-limb amputation or other limb loss.

Measurements of Trunk Sway for Stance and Gait Tasks 2 Years after Vestibular Neurectomy.

The aim of this study was to investigate changes in balance control for stance and gait tasks in patients 2 years before and after vestibular neurectomy (VN) performed to alleviate intractable Meniere's disease. Amplitudes of trunk sway in roll and pitch directions were measured for stance and gait tasks in 19 patients using gyroscopes mounted at the lower-back. Measurements before VN and 2 years later were compared to those of healthy age-matched controls (HC). We also examined if changes in trunk sway amp...

Author Correction: Reliability and feasibility of gait initiation centre-of-pressure excursions using a Wii Balance Board in older adults at risk of falling.

In the original publication, the article title was incorrectly published as 'Reliability and feasibility of gait initiation centre-of-pressure excursions using a Wii® Balance Board in older adults at risk of failing'. The correct title should read as 'Reliability and feasibility of gait initiation centre-of-pressure excursions using a Wii® Balance Board in older adults at risk of falling'.

Potential of Hybrid Assistive Limb Treatment for Ataxic Gait Due to Cerebellar Disorders Including Hemorrhage, Infarction, and Tumor.

Cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) is a severe life-threatening disorder, and surgical treatment is often required in an emergency situation. Even in cases in which the surgical procedure is successful, functional recovery is likely to be delayed because of cerebellar symptoms such as ataxia and gait disturbance. Here, we briefly review the efficacy of hybrid assistive limb (HAL) treatment in neurosurgical practice and propose a new comprehensive treatment strategy for CH to facilitate early neurological recovery. ...

Spine and lower extremity kinematics during gait in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients.

CSM typically manifests with a slow, progressive stepwise decline in neurologic function, including hand clumsiness and balance difficulties. Gait disturbances are frequently seen in CSM patients, with more advanced cases exhibiting a stiff, spastic gait.

Exposure to trips and slips with increasing unpredictability while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations.

The primary study aim was to determine if repeated exposure to trips and slips with increasing unpredictability while walking can improve balance recovery responses when predictive gait alterations (e.g. slowing down) are minimised. The secondary aim was to determine if predictive gait alterations acquired through exposure to perturbations at a fixed condition would transfer to highly unpredictable conditions.


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