Alteration in community-dwelling older adults' level walking following perturbation training.

@article{Yang2013AlterationIC,
  title={Alteration in community-dwelling older adults' level walking following perturbation training.},
  author={Feng Wei Yang and Clive Yi-Chung Pai},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 14},
  pages={2463-8}
}
While perturbation training is promising in reducing fall-risk among older adults, its impact on altering their spontaneous gait pattern has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent older adults' gait pattern would be affected by exposure to repeated slips. Seventy-three community-dwelling older adults (age: 72.6±5.4 years) underwent 24 repeated-slip exposure induced by unannounced unlocking and relocking of low-friction sections of a 7-m pathway upon… CONTINUE READING