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Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice
Part I: Theoretical Framework 1: Motor Control: Issues and Theories 2: Motor Learning and Recovery of Function 3: Physiology of Motor Control 4: Physiological Basis of Motor Learning and Recovery ofExpand
Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the Timed Up & Go Test.
The TUG is a sensitive and specific measure for identifying community-dwelling adults who are at risk for falls and the ability to predict falls is not enhanced by adding a secondary task when performing the TUG. Expand
Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications
This text bridges the gap between research/theory and practice by focusing on the scientific and experimental basis of new motor control theories by specifically illustrating how recent findings and theories can be applied to clinical practice. Expand
Attention and the control of posture and gait: a review of an emerging area of research.
New clinical assessment methods incorporating dual-task paradigms are helpful in revealing the effect of disease on the ability to allocate attention to postural tasks and appear to be sensitive measures in both predicting fall risk and in documenting recovery of stability. Expand
Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults.
A simple predictive model based on two risk factors can be used by physical therapists to quantify fall risk in community-dwelling older adults and Identification of patients with a high fall risk can lead to an appropriate referral into a fall prevention program. Expand
Assessing the Influence of Sensory Interaction on Balance
Assessment of standing balance is essential to the treatment of instability in the neurologic patient. The development of clinical techniques for evaluating instability is dependent on a thoroughExpand
The effects of two types of cognitive tasks on postural stability in older adults with and without a history of falls.
Results suggest that when postural stability is impaired, even relatively simple cognitive tasks can further impact balance and suggest that the allocation of attention during the performance of concurrent tasks is complex. Expand
Postural perturbations: new insights for treatment of balance disorders.
The neural control of posture as understood through studies of automatic responses to mechanical perturbations is reviewed, and how an understanding of the specific systems underlying postural control can help to focus and enrich therapeutic approaches is discussed. Expand
Falls in the Medicare Population: Incidence, Associated Factors, and Impact on Health Care
Falls are common and may be associated with significant health care costs, and health care providers may be missing many opportunities to provide fall prevention information to older people. Expand
Attentional demands and postural recovery: the effects of aging.
The ability to recover a stable posture following an external perturbation is more attentionally demanding for older adults than for younger adults, which would suggest that for some older adults, an increased risk for loss of balance and falls may result if sufficient attentional resources are not allocated to the task of postural recovery. Expand