Postural control is associated with muscle power in post-menopausal women with low bone mass

19/07/2018

Source: Osteoporosis International  

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Date of publication: 25th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Post-menopausal women with low bone mass are at higher risk of bone fractures subsequent to falls. Understanding the correlates of postural control in this collective informs intervention design for falls prevention.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Strength or power, which is more important to prevent slip-related falls?

15/10/2015

Source: Human Movement Science, 2015, Vol 44  p. 192-200

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Date of publication: December 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Both muscle strength and muscle power have been related to falls in older adults, and this study aimed to identify which is more important in preventing slip-related falls. Younger adults were chosen to participate in the study. Findings suggested that power could be more closely related to a slip fall. The findings could be used to provide guidance to identify individuals at increased risk of falling and design effective prevention training paradigms aimed at maximising muscle power among older adults and those with disabilities.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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