Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, 39 (1) p. 218-223
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Date of publication: January 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Physical, physiological and hormonal alterations during pregnancy often accompany decreased postural control, which is turn increases the likelihood of falls. This study analysed fallers and non-fallers with non-pregnant controls, and noticed that increased ankle stiffness tended to lead to fewer falls in pregnancy. Increasing ankle stiffness could be an important strategy to prevent women falling while pregnant.
Length of publication: 5 pages
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