Core muscle strengthening's improvement of balance performance in community-dwelling older adults: a pilot study.

@article{Kahle2014CoreMS,
  title={Core muscle strengthening's improvement of balance performance in community-dwelling older adults: a pilot study.},
  author={Nicole Kahle and Michael A. Tevald},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          65-73
        }
}
To determine the effect of core muscle strengthening on balance in community-dwelling older adults, 24 healthy men and women between 65 and 85 years old were randomized to either exercise (EX; n = 12) or control (CON; n = 12) groups. The exercise group performed a core strengthening home exercise program thrice weekly for 6 wk. Core muscle (curl-up test), functional reach (FR) and Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) were assessed at baseline and follow-up. There were no group differences at… Expand

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