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Static Stretching on Postural Sway and Plantar Pressures

2018-11-20 20:10:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Risk for falls has been associated with falls efficacy and postural balance. The objective was to compare the effects on the footprint and the stabilometry of the continuous stretch and the intermittent. Subjects were randomly assigned to an intermittent stretching protocol group or continuous stretch group both of them loading passive plantar flexor stretching. Static footprint and stabilometry were measured before and after both protocols.

Study Design

Conditions

Muscle Stretching Exercise; Postural Balance; Stabilometry; Platform

Intervention

Intermittent stretching protocol, Continuous stretch

Location

Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
Madrid
Spain
28040

Status

Completed

Source

Universidad de León

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-11-20T20:10:22-0500

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