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A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention.
The purpose of this perspective article is to describe the use of a physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention that has been developed by the Falls and Balance ResearchExpand
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Acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis when walking on level and irregular surfaces.
The aim of this study was to evaluate acceleration patterns at the head and pelvis while subjects walked on a level and an irregular walking surface, to develop an understanding of how the posturalExpand
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Accelerometry: a technique for quantifying movement patterns during walking.
The popularity of using accelerometer-based systems to quantify human movement patterns has increased in recent years for clinicians and researchers alike. The benefits of using accelerometersExpand
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Age-related differences in walking stability.
BACKGROUND a large proportion of falls in older people occur when walking; however the mechanisms underlying impaired balance during gait are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE to evaluate accelerationExpand
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Reliability of the GAITRite walkway system for the quantification of temporo-spatial parameters of gait in young and older people.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the test-retest reliability of an instrumented walkway system (the GAITRite mat) for the measurement of temporal and spatial parameters of gait in young andExpand
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Normative values for the Foot Posture Index
BackgroundThe Foot Posture Index (FPI) is a validated method for quantifying standing foot posture, and is being used in a variety of clinical settings. There have however, been no normative dataExpand
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Foot and ankle characteristics associated with impaired balance and functional ability in older people.
BACKGROUND Ageing is associated with changes to the structure and function of the foot and ankle, and there is preliminary evidence that foot problems impair balance and increase the risk of falls.Expand
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Acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis when walking are associated with risk of falling in community-dwelling older people.
BACKGROUND A large proportion of falls in older people occur when walking, however the mechanisms underlying impaired balance during gait are poorly understood. This study evaluated accelerationExpand
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Development and evaluation of a tool for the assessment of footwear characteristics
BackgroundFootwear characteristics have been linked to falls in older adults and children, and the development of many musculoskeletal conditions. Due to the relationship between footwear andExpand
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Foot and ankle risk factors for falls in older people: a prospective study.
BACKGROUND Foot problems are common in older people and are associated with impaired balance and functional ability. Few prospective studies, however, have been undertaken to determine whether footExpand
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