Muscle weakness and the ability to prevent a fall

Source: Journal of Biomechanics, 2013, 46 (1), p. 13-18

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study investigated the effect of age-related loss of strength on the ability on the ability to restore static balance following a recovery step from a backward balance loss. It suggests training of the stepping response could be more effective than strength training in preventing backward falls.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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