Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014, online
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Date of publication: December 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This systematic review investigated the effect of Pilates on balance and falls in older adults, and whether programmes tested in previous studies met best practice recommendations. The review notes a lack of high quality studies in this field, but the evidence available showed that Pilates can improve balance, which is a significant risk factor for falls in older adults. However, there is limited data on the impact of falls, and effects may have been overestimated due low quality of methodology in previous studies.
Length of publication: 1 page
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