Foot and ankle strength, range of motion, posture, and deformity are associated with balance and functional ability in older adults.

@article{Spink2011FootAA,
  title={Foot and ankle strength, range of motion, posture, and deformity are associated with balance and functional ability in older adults.},
  author={Martin J Spink and Mohammad Reza Fotoohabadi and Elin Wee and Keith D. Hill and Stephen R. Lord and Hylton B. Menz},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={68-75}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which measures of foot and ankle strength, range of motion, posture, and deformity are associated with performance in a battery of balance and functional ability tests in older adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of people over 65 years. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Participants (N=305; age range, 65-93y) recruited for a randomized trial investigating the efficacy of a podiatry intervention to prevent falls. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN… CONTINUE READING
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