Balance improvements in older women: effects of exercise training.

@article{Judge1993BalanceII,
  title={Balance improvements in older women: effects of exercise training.},
  author={James Oat Judge and Catherine Lindsey and Martin Underwood and David K. Winsemius},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1993},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={254-62; discussion 263-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Loss of lower-extremity strength increases the risk of falls in older persons. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a vigorous program of lower-extremity strengthening, walking, and postural control exercises would improve the single-stance balance of healthy older women and lower their risk of falls and fall-associated injuries. SUBJECTS From a total of 38 respondents, 21 women were randomly assigned to either a treatment group (combined training… CONTINUE READING
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