A flexed posture in elderly patients is associated with impairments in postural control during walking.

@article{Groot2014AFP,
  title={A flexed posture in elderly patients is associated with impairments in postural control during walking.},
  author={Maartje H de Groot and Hanna C van der Jagt-Willems and Jos P. C. M. van Campen and Willem Frederik Lems and Jos H. Beijnen and Claudine J. C. Lamoth},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={767-72}
}
A flexed posture (FP) is characterized by protrusion of the head and an increased thoracic kyphosis (TK), which may be caused by osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs). These impairments may affect motor function, and consequently increase the risk of falling and fractures. The aim of the current study was therefore to examine postural control during walking in elderly patients with FP, and to investigate the relationship with geriatric phenomena that may cause FP, such as increased TK, VFs… CONTINUE READING