Effect of exercise on postural sway in the elderly.

  title={Effect of exercise on postural sway in the elderly.},
  author={Richard G. Crilly and David A. Willems and K J Trenholm and Keith C. Hayes and Liliane Delaquerri{\`e}re-Richardson},
  volume={35 2-3},
Fifty female subjects, aged 72-92 (mean 82) years, were enrolled in a 12-week (36 classes) exercise program aimed at increasing postural stability. Subjects were residents of sheltered apartments, rest homes or nursing homes, well enough and mobile enough to participate in the classes. The subjects were randomized into an exercise or a control group. Their postural sway, standing at rest on a force platform, was measured with eyes open and eyes closed. The groups were well matched in all… CONTINUE READING