Indicators of falls during pregnancy assessed by postural peturbations

Source: Gait and Posture, 2014, 39 (1) p. 218-223

Follow this link for abstract

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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