Age-related changes in postural control associated with location of the center of gravity and foot pressure.

@article{Tanaka1997AgerelatedCI,
  title={Age-related changes in postural control associated with location of the center of gravity and foot pressure.},
  author={Toshiyuki Tanaka and Hisashi Takeda and Tomoki Izumi and Shuichi Ino and Tohru Ifukube},
  journal={Physical & occupational therapy in geriatrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          1-14
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the limitations of the head and lumbar movements in relation to the center of gravity which is needed to maintain standing balance with aging. The subjects of the study were 22 healthy volunteers. The subjects were divided into two age categories, the young group (mean 21.7 +/- 2.9 years, 7 males and 6 females); and the elderly group (mean 71.3 +/-2.6 years, 3 males and 4 females). The instruments for measuring lumbar and head movements and the center of… CONTINUE READING
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