Measures of postural stability are not predictors of recovery from large postural disturbances in healthy older adults.

@article{Owings2000MeasuresOP,
  title={Measures of postural stability are not predictors of recovery from large postural disturbances in healthy older adults.},
  author={Tammy M. Owings and Michael J. Pavol and Kevin T. Foley and Mark D. Grabiner},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={42-50}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine, in healthy older adults, the relationship between postural steadiness, stability limits, and the ability to recover balance from three postural disturbances requiring anteriorly directed stepping responses. DESIGN Analysis of multiple motor tasks in a cross-sectional sample of healthy older adults. SETTING A biomechanics research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Fifty women and 29 men aged 65 or older, all healthy, living in the community, participated in this study… CONTINUE READING