Effects of age on balance assessment using voluntary and involuntary step tasks.

@article{Luchies1999EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age on balance assessment using voluntary and involuntary step tasks.},
  author={Carl W. Luchies and D. Wallace and Richard Pazdur and Sereniti Young and A Deyoung},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={M140-4}
}
BACKGROUND Taking a step while standing and modifying a step while walking are two strategies often used to maintain balance when balance disturbances are encountered during activities of daily living. This study investigated whether performance on an involuntary step task, which is assumed to be a surrogate for fall recovery abilities, was comparable to performance on a voluntary step task. METHODS The performance of a voluntary and an involuntary step task was measured in healthy young… CONTINUE READING

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