An aquatic training programme including perturbation exercises improves voluntary stepping

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2013, 56 (1), p. 134-140

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Date of publication: January-February 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This randomised controlled trial evaluated the effects of a water exercise training programme that includes perturbation exercises to improve the speed of voluntary stepping reaction in older adults. The speed of voluntary stepping is considered an important skill to prevent a fall when balance is lost. An improvement in step initiation and swing was noted each time a group underwent the training programme. This could also be used to better control balance in upright standing.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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