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BACKGROUND Among elderly persons, falls account for 87% of all fractures and are contributing factors in many nursing home admissions. This study evaluated the effect of an easily implemented, low-intensity exercise program on the incidence of falls and the time to first fall among a clinically defined population of elderly men and women. METHODS This(More)
Numerous reports have documented the usefulness of functional electric stimulation (FES) in restoring and/or improving the function of organically diseased or paralyzed muscles. There are few reports related to the use of FES in the treatment of conversion disorder paralysis of the hysterical type. This paper presents a case of hysterically paralyzed(More)
Conversion paralysis has a poor prognosis when there is evidence of nonresponse to previous treatment, long duration, and secondary atrophy of the "paralyzed" muscles. The authors present four such cases in which conversion paralysis was treated successfully by means of electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback. Each of the four patients also suffered from a(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of back injury and load on the ability to replicate a target standing posture. Subjects included 16 back-injured males and 16 age-matched controls. Subjects were asked to reproduce a target standing posture and to repeat this task while holding a weight. Trunk inclination was measured using an(More)
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