Unexpected perturbations training improves balance control and voluntary stepping times in older adults-a double blind randomized control trial Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background Falls are common among elderly, most of them occur while slipping or tripping during walking. We aimed to explore whether a training program that incorporates unexpected loss of balance during walking able to improve risk factors for falls. Methods In a double-blind randomized controlled trial 53 community dwelling older adults (age 80.1±5.6 years), were recruited and randomly allocated to an intervention group (n= 27) or a control group (n= 26). The intervention group received 24 training sessions over 3 months that …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016