Control of support limb muscles in recovery after tripping in young and older subjects

@article{Pijnappels2004ControlOS,
  title={Control of support limb muscles in recovery after tripping in young and older subjects},
  author={Mirjam Pijnappels and Maarten F. Bobbert and Jaap H. van Die{\"e}n},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={160},
  pages={326-333}
}
Older people fall more often after tripping than young people due to a slower development of mechanical responses. This might be due to age-related changes in muscle properties, but also to changes in motor control. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether (a) timing and sequencing of muscle activation and (b) the magnitude and rate of development of muscle activation in recovery after a trip differs between young and older subjects. We focused on the support limb, as it… CONTINUE READING

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