Effects of combined sensory and muscular training on balance in Japanese older adults.

@article{Islam2004EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of combined sensory and muscular training on balance in Japanese older adults.},
  author={Mohammod Monirul Islam and Eriko Nasu and Michael E Rogers and Daisuke Koizumi and Nicole L. Rogers and Nobuo Takeshima},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1148-55}
}
BACKGROUND Adequate levels of physical balance and muscular strength are necessary to live independently in old age. The effects of an exercise training program targeting the sensory and muscle systems on balance and strength in a group of older adults were determined in this study. METHODS Static balance (one-leg balance with eyes closed), dynamic balance (limits of stability [endpoint excursion [EPE], maximum excursion [MXE]]), and strength (chair stand) were assessed before and after the… CONTINUE READING

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