Effects of Feldenkrais exercises on balance, mobility, balance confidence, and gait performance in community-dwelling adults age 65 and older.

  title={Effects of Feldenkrais exercises on balance, mobility, balance confidence, and gait performance in community-dwelling adults age 65 and older.},
  author={Gerhild Ullmann and Harriet G. Williams and James R. Hussey and John Larry Durstine and Bruce A. McClenaghan},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={16 1},
BACKGROUND Falls and fall-related injuries are a major public health concern, a financial challenge for health care providers, and critical issues for older adults. Poor balance and limited mobility are major risk factors for falls. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine effects of Feldenkrais exercises in improving balance, mobility, and balance confidence in older adults. METHODS Participants (N = 47, mean age 75.6) were randomly assigned to a Feldenkrais group (FG, n = 25) or… 

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